We're proud of our remarkable group of students, faculty and staff. Each member of our team brings a unique background and perspective to the department, allowing us to create a diverse and collaborative academic environment. We are a group of fourteen faculty members, two staff and a varying number of students dedicated to serving the public good through accelerating discovery in physics and astronomy.

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

Dr. Davor Balzar, Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy Message from the Chair

World-Class Faculty

Our professors work with a mission to provide quality access to physics coursework for all students. They are leaders in their field, delivering research and educational innovation to the DU campus and our extended community. 

Faculty Directory

Meet our Team

Staff Members

Our departmental staff members are always available to support faculty members, students and visiting scholars.

Staff Directory

Graduate Students

Our department offers a PhD, MA and MS in physics and a PhD in biophysics. Graduate students are an active component of our research activity.

Graduate Student Directory
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Society of Physics Students

DU is home to an award-winning chapter of the national Society of Physics Students (SPS), a student-led group that meets regularly and organizes and sponsors local outreach events year all year long, including the popular Physics Night at Elitch Gardens.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is housed within DU's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics along with the departments of biological sciences, chemistry and biochemistry, geography and the environment and mathematics. Driven by collective leadership, the natural sciences and mathematics faculty works together to ensure widespread delivery of student-centered teaching, mentorship programs and novel research.