Astronomy telescope

Physics research at CMU is supported by grants from federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Army Research Laboratory.

Faculty members pursue research in areas including:

  • Astronomy
  • Atomic physics
  • Computational condensed matter physics
  • Rheology and materials science
  • High energy phenomenology
  • Nuclear physics
  • Observational astronomy
  • Optics
  • Polymer physics
  • Science education