Physics is the foundation of a liberal arts education for innovations in science and engineering.

The Physics Department provides cutting-edge education and research at Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. levels.  Our students master topics in focus areas that include quantum computing, high energy plasmas, low temperature superfluids, photonics, materials science, biomolecular interactions, fluid mechanics, and more.

Undergraduate and graduate students work side-by-side with faculty on research that is supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Standards & Technology, the American Chemical Society, the Air Force, and other national funding organizations.

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Seven Faculty Members Announce Retirements

For many of the faculty members retiring from Wesleyan this year, representing over two centuries of academic experience, the joy of their time at the University comes down to their work with students. Amy B. Bloom ’75, Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing; Stephen Henri Devoto, professor of biology; Fred M. Ellis, professor of physics; Janice […]

2023 Davis Project for Peace to Improve Technology Access in Rwanda

For Eugene Gato Nsengamungu ’23, his homeland of Rwanda is everything. Guided by the example of his late father, a soldier who fiercely loved his country, it’s only natural that when Nsengamungu thinks of a problem to be solved, he thinks of how he can do so back home. “This is a spirit I got […]
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