Research

Our faculty members are internationally recognized physicists at the forefront of their fields.  We explore nature at all length scales, from the subatomic (quarks and gluons) to the macroscopic (black holes and dark energy), and everything in between (atomic and biological systems).  Our research groups have strong connections across disciplines and collaborate with the College of Engineering, the College of Health and Human Sciences, the College of Pharmacy, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the College of Education at Purdue and with scientists at laboratories and universities throughout the world. 

Select an area of interest from the list below for more details and a listing of faculty within each area. 

List of Areas

Accelerator Mass Spectrometry
Applied Physics
Astrophysics
Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Biological Physics
Condensed Matter Physics
High Energy Nuclear Physics
High Energy Particle Physics

Physics Education
Planetary Physics and Geophysics

Facilities

On Campus

Purdue Rare Isotope Measurement Laboratory (PRIME Lab)
Birck Nanotechnology Center
Bindley Bioscience Center

Off-campus

Large Hadron Collider
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
FermiLab
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Argonne National Laboratory
Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory