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Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University of Chicago. As you explore this site you will find a wealth of information about us: who we are, what research we do, what academic programs we offer, what colloquia and seminars are scheduled, what social and academic events take place, and much more.

The University of Chicago prides itself on cross-disciplinary research. Physics research is carried out in several multi-disciplinary institutes and centers: the Enrico Fermi Institute, the James Franck Institute, the Institute for Molecular Engineering, the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, the Kadanoff Center for Theoretical Physics, and the Computation Institute.

The Department values the benefits that diversity brings to life and science. Whether an undergraduate student, graduate student, post-doctoral researcher, staff, or faculty member, in our Department you'll have a meeting of the minds with people from all over the world and from all walks of American life. Our diversity grows greater year by year.

For our department members, we use this website to communicate. For our alumni, we hope this site will keep you connected with the Department. Any input from you is much appreciated. We extend a special welcome to prospective students of all kinds: high school students thinking of applying to Chicago, Chicago undergraduates thinking about majoring in physics, and prospective graduate students.

We hope you find this site helpful. If you can't find information you want, please contact us directly by telephone (773-702-7006) or by e-mail (physics-chair@listhost.uchicago.edu).

Best wishes,
Young-Kee Kim