We are committed to education and research in physics, the study of the fundamental
universal laws that govern the behavior of matter and energy, and the exploration
of the consequences and applications of those laws. Our research groups span a variety of fields within physics, including Astrophysics, Relativity, Gravitation
and Cosmology, Condensed Matter Physics, Lasers and Optics, Physics Education, Solar
Physics, and Space Sciences. NASA’s Montana Space Grant Consortium, hosted by the Physics Department, provides students with unique, hands-on research
opportunities as well as faculty research and education grants.