DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
The Department of Physics harnesses theory, hands-on laboratory work, and cutting-edge research opportunities to teach Villanova students about the fundamental building blocks of the natural world.
Physics majors at Villanova learn about the world around them from the ground up, beginning with the fundamental forces and laws of nature. We reinforce the significance and implications of classroom concepts by engaging our students in faculty research—which encompasses magnetic, low-dimensional, and nanoscale materials, black holes, gravitational waves, and building instruments to study cosmology and star formation. By integrating theoretical principles, laboratory techniques, and computational methods, we train versatile, creative scholars for a broad array of careers in quantitative fields.