As spelled out in our mission statement, our department seeks to provide an outstanding and distinctive education to our undergraduate and graduate students, while also maintaining a broad, vibrant research program as we attempt to answer some of the most fundamental questions in nature.
Research spans a number of exciting areas including Astrophysics, Biophysics, Condensed Matter, Nuclear, and High Energy Physics. This research is carried out by 45 tenure and tenure-track faculty members members, 19 teaching and research faculty, along with 100+ graduate students, as well as postdoctoral research associates and technical staff. Our research is collaborative, interdisciplinary, and highly international. Notre Dame physicists are active in collaborations around the globe, including particle physics at CERN, nuclear physics in Japan, condensed matter experiments in France and Switzerland, and telescope observing in South America. We also host many visitors from abroad that come to Notre Dame to work with our faculty and take advantage of the Department’s excellent research facilities.