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Research

Faculty-led teams of graduate and undergraduate students take research in in exciting new directions using both experimental and computational approaches. Project topics are focused in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics, biophysics and condensed matter physics,

Our physicists actively contribute to cross-disciplinary work within the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, especially within the molecular and cellular biophysics program. In addition, our professors work with the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder and National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL) in Golden to carry out collaborative research that has impact far and wide. 

Student Research

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    Graduate Level

    Graduate student participation in research enhances the strength and breadth of our discoveries by providing new and diverse perspectives that challenge long-held assumptions. 

    Master's and PhD majors work closely with faculty mentors both in the classroom and in the lab, serving as either teaching or research assistants. 

    Learn more about graduate student assistantships

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    Undergraduate Level

    DU's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is dedicated to establishing a new norm by expanding summer research opportunities at the undergraduate level. Through grants from DU's Undergraduate Research Center and Colorado-Wyoming Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CO-WY AMP), a number of summer research experiences are awarded to science and math majors each year. 

Preparing Junior Investigators

DU's Undergraduate Research Center, run by faculty mentors from the departments of biological sciences, physics and astronomy and psychology, guides undergraduates through the intricacies of high-level research and publication, approvals, travel, grants and funding, and proprietary property.

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Creating Conduits for the Next Generation

Both undergraduate and graduates students have access to our innovative research facilities and a productive faculty. In addition, we strive to provide students with opportunities to attend and present at top research conferences. Funding for research technology and student travel is typically supported by external grants or donations from our generous friends and alumni. 

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