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Research Areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Quantum Science with Photons, Atoms, and Solids
  • Biophysics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • String Theory and Cosmology
  • Astrophysics

Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at Lehigh University offers a broad spectrum of educational and research opportunities and close personal attention to undergraduate and graduate students. Lehigh’s degree programs lead to the B.A., B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics, the B.S. in Astrophysics, or the B.A. in Astronomy. Students in physics work closely with  faculty to carry out cutting-edge research that advances knowledge in a broad range of fundamental and applied areas.

Daniel Ou-Yang lab
Ariel Sommer lab
Ivan Biaggio lab

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Joaquin Mosre astrophysics major

"I chose Lehigh because I liked the campus a lot. It was one of the few schools that offered a Bachelor of Science program in astrophysics, and it seemed like a good stepping stone to a nice graduate school."

Joaquin Mosre

Astrophysics Major
Clayton University Center
Justin Bennett physics major

Student Spotlight

Lehigh senior Justin Bennett has always loved physics. As he put it, “for my entire life I contemplated the complexities of the universe. But during and after his sophomore year at Lehigh, he had an opportunity to get more serious about heavy ions, and pursue a passion for nuclear physics.

Justin Bennett

Physics Major

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Studying Quark Gluon Plasma

Supported by the National Science Foundation, Anders Knospe, assistant professor of physics, and Professor Rosi Reed are building a detector component to be installed at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven Lab in New York.

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