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Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Denver (DU)!

Our dynamic and diverse faculty have major research efforts in stellar astronomy/astrophysics, biophysics, and condensed-matter/materials physics. We also participate in DU's interdisciplinary molecular and cellular biophysics program. Major state-of-the-art instrumentation is available both in the department and through collaborations with nearby national institutes in the region (NIST and NREL, in particular). DU maintains a computer cluster for in-house high-performance computational needs.

We contribute 30% more physics bachelor's scholars to the university STEM graduates than the national average (according to the American Physical Society data). Our low student-to-faculty ratio enables us to provide research opportunities to all undergraduate majors and our small class size facilitates individualized instruction and academic advising. We also have an award-winning chapter of the Society of Physics Students that actively contributes to our community building and outreach efforts.

I invite you to browse our website and learn more about our activities. Please, contact us with your questions and thank you for visiting our website!

Davor Balzar
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