About Us

Peter Littlewood, Chair

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 the information you want, please feel free to contact us directly:

Prospective undergraduate students please contact: Stuart Gazes, Undergraduate Program Chair 

Prospective graduate students please contact: Zosia Krusberg, Director of Graduate Studies

For a full staff listing, please see the Contact Us page.

Best Wishes,
Peter Littlewood, Chair
Department of Physics