A Fundamental Education in a Collaborative Community

Physics at Boston University

Our mission is to provide excellence in teaching and advancement of knowledge. In teaching, we seek to attain a level and quality that supports the modern physics curricula and fosters growth in new interdisciplinary areas. In research, our mission is to advance fundamental scientific explorations as well as applications of the related technologies.

Department Chairman

Andrei Ruckenstein

Professor Department Chair


Associate Chairs

Karl Ludwig

Professor Associate Chair


Robert Carey

Professor Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies


David Campbell

Professor (Physics, ECE, and MSE) Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Studies