Greater understanding starts with research

At Arizona State University, our research involves understanding the physics of everything from the cells in our bodies to interactions in space. We involve undergraduate and graduate students in our research projects as we strive to answer serious questions. And our discoveries and advances have a wide range of scientific and practical applications. Our acclaimed faculty members conduct research in the following four main focus areas of physics.

Research Areas

The innovative, internationally recognized faculty members within ASU’s Department of Physics conduct research across four main areas of physics.

Research Faculty

Research Highlights

Our world-class research faculty and their teams are making extraordinary discoveries in the field of physics. Take a peek at some of the ways ASU researchers are advancing our understanding of the world.

Initiatives and Centers

ASU’s Department of Physics is involved in several collaborative initiatives and specialized centers, including the Center for Biological Physics, The Cosmology Initiative and the Arizona Initiative for Nano-Electronics. Learn more about how we’re contributing to these efforts.

Undergraduate Research 

At ASU, physics research isn’t reserved for graduate students. Undergraduates have a number of opportunities to participate in exciting research to build their skills and enhance their education. Become part of a research group today.