Message from the Chair

Davor Balzar

Welcome to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Denver (DU)!

Our dynamic and diverse faculty have major research efforts in stellar astronomy/astrophysics, biophysics, and condensed-matter/materials physics. We also participate in DU's interdisciplinary molecular and cellular biophysics program. Major state-of-the-art instrumentation is available both in the department and through collaborations with nearby national institutes in the region (NIST and NREL, in particular). DU maintains a computer cluster for in-house high-performance computational needs.

We contribute 30% more physics bachelor's scholars to the university STEM graduates than the national average (according to the American Physical Society data). Our low student-to-faculty ratio enables us to provide research opportunities to all undergraduate majors and our small class size facilitates individualized instruction and academic advising. We also have an award-winning chapter of the Society of Physics Students that actively contributes to our community building and outreach efforts.

I invite you to browse our website and learn more about our activities. Please, contact us with your questions and thank you for visiting our website!

Davor Balzar