Department Mission Statement

The Department of Physics at Lawrence University strives to be a truly distinctive undergraduate physics program of the highest quality. By featuring specialized signature programs in areas of faculty expertise, we engage students in the practice of physics across the curriculum and develop their ability to use contemporary tools of theoretical, experimental, and computational physics. We aim to attract diverse and eager students, to transform their abilities and aspirations, and to open doors for them to participate as professionals in training and to enter the ranks of the next generation of scientists.  In practicing physics, we continually engage in scholarly activities that involve students in collaborative physics research in order to maintain our professional vitality, contribute new knowledge to the discipline, and enrich the curriculum.  Ultimately, because physics comprises an important component of the liberal arts, we aim to communicate a coherent scientific world view to all members of the Lawrence community.