University of Denver

Division Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Physics and Astronomy - Doctorate


2199 S University Blvd

Denver, CO 80208

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department has major research programs in: - Atmospheric spectroscopy and radiometry, involving worldwide studies of infrared radiation using high-altitude balloons, research aircraft, and ground-based equipment and theoretical studies of molecular studies of molecular spectra - Infrared astronomy, using the department's observatory at the summit of Mt. Evans (4,313 m) and other facilities and data sources - Solid state physics and materials research, investigating and characterizing the mechanical properties of metals and composites with acoustic emission, damping, and resonance apparatus - Solar-terrestrial and magnetospheric physics, examining the effects on the earth's atmosphere of incoming particulate radiation - Atomic and molecular physics, concentrating on excitation, ionization, and charge transfer in atomic and molecular collisions (using fast hydrogen/proton, atomic oxygen, and other atomic/molecular/ion beam facilities and ultrasonic interferometers) - Surface science, using state-of-the-art equipment, and varied research on photovoltaics at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory as well as on-campus facilities


The University of Denver is accredited as a doctoral degree-granting institution by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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