Our physics community involves a creative and diverse group of students and faculty in a collaborative environment of learning, teaching, and research. Building on the fundamental processes of the physical world, learned in classroom and laboratory settings, students apply their skills to extend current knowledge by investigating new phenomena, and they explain their new understanding in oral presentations and written documents.
The study of physics provides a rigorous grounding in the scientific process and a firm scientific understanding of the physical world. It fosters critical thinking and provides broad practical training in scientific skills. It can lead to graduate study and basic research (in a variety of disciplines), to stimulating jobs in industry, or to challenging and rewarding careers in teaching.