About Georgetown Physics

Welcome to Georgetown Physics! We are a vibrant community of faculty, students, postdocs, and staff committed to Georgetown's mission as a student-centered research university. Our academic programs feature close student-faculty interactions and include undergraduate majors in physics and biological physics, as well as a novel Industrial Leadership in Physics Ph.D. track for graduate students. Faculty-led research groups are working in areas such as Biological Physics, Hard Condensed Matter, Micro and Nano Technologies, Optics and Imaging, Physics Education, Soft Condensed Matter, Statistical Physics and Ultracold Gases, supported by grants from government agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the Department of Energy.

This is an exciting time for the sciences at Georgetown University. A new state-of-the-art science building, Regents Hall, opened in 2012, providing enhanced opportunities for collaborative research and teaching. Most of the physics department's research and teaching laboratories are located in Regents Hall, along with the interdisciplinary Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology and the Georgetown Nanoscience and Microtechnology Laboratory, a shared use cleanroom facility. Through collaborations, many faculty and students also have access to resources at nearby government labs such as the Naval Research Laboratory, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Thank you for your interest in our department. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch, or just stop by the department – our main office is on the fifth floor of the Reiss Science Building.

Jeff Urbach
Professor and Chair