Big Questions Overview

Research at Duke University

Members of the Physics Department expand the frontiers of physics while collaborating with colleagues in physics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, the life sciences and medicine at Duke and other universities and research institutions in the United States and abroad.

Together, we are addressing Big Questions:

  1. What are the universal laws of nature?
  2. What are the principles and applications of quantum physics?
  3. What are the features of strongly coupled systems?
  4. How does organized behavior arise in complex systems?
  5. How do living systems work?
  6. How can physics benefit society?