innovative thinkers pushing the boundaries of discovery
Preparing the next generation of physicists in the classroom, the laboratory and the world beyond


Who We Are


GW CCAS Physics student working with a radioactive instrument inside a physics lab


At the GW Department of Physics, faculty and students are at the forefront of transformative, interdisciplinary scholarship, as they seek answers to fundamental questions about matter, motion and the mysteries of the universe.

The department engages in collaborative research with some of the Washington, D.C., area's world-renowned centers and institutes, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, NASA and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.

Through in-depth research, faculty mentorship and unique learning environments, physics students are exploring the countless applications of physics to the working world.


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