Faculty research specializations in the Department of Physics span several branches of both theoretical and experimental physics. Many of our faulty are actively engaged in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Heliophysics research, especially through our unique partnership with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Physics research at the quantum scale is also a strength in our department with several faculty members not only conducting research in condensed matter physics but also applying research findings to solve real-world problems, particularly in the energy and environmental sectors. Other areas of faculty research activity include particle physics, especially through collaborations at CERN and nuclear physics research which has strong partnership with Thomas Jefferson Laboratory in Newport News, Virginia.  

Physics faculty at Catholic University conduct their research together with graduate students, undergraduate students, and visiting scholars, preparing our students for a diverse range of careers in physics and physics-related fields.

Studying physics at Catholic University is a gateway to your future. For our alumni, a degree from Catholic University has opened doors to employment with companies like Apple, Intel, and NASA. Our combination of first-class research facilities and congenial atmosphere provide our students with the best environment to learn theoretical and experimental physics.