Where do the highest-energy cosmic rays come from? Can nanotubes of boron nitride be used to make new electronic devices? Why do some clouds rain while others don't? These are just some of the questions that motivate faculty and students alike in the physics department at Michigan Technological University. Our department is a close-knit and vibrant community of faculty and students working together to find answers to these and many other fundamental questions.

"They get better every time.
The depth of their knowledge is impressive."

Tom Porter, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Alumnus ('68)