The mission of Brown University is to serve the community, the nation and the world by discovering, communicating and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry, and by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation.

We do this through a partnership of students and teachers in a unified community known as a university-college.

The Department of Physics fully supports the University's mission in all facets of our academic programs. By providing students with a community of rigor, serious inquiry and an emphasis on collaborative research, we promote unlocking the mysteries of the physical world leading to technological innovations impacting society on a global scale.