Welcome to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University
The faculty, staff and students invite you to explore our web pages on which we describe forefront research, flexible degree options for both undergraduate and graduate students, and a nationally recognized outreach program that invites participation by students and faculty.
Our faculty and students are exploring 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). You can read about these forefront investigations on our research pages.
We have made many instructional innovations in an effort to enhance the learning outcomes of all of the students we serve.
Finally, we encourage you to visit our outreach program web page where you can read about the impact this program has across the state of Indiana and nationally.
John P. Finley
Department Head of Physics and Astronomy