OSU Physics Research Groups and Centers conduct world-class research on a wide spectrum of physical phenomena.  This research is supported by excellent facilities.

Centers and Institutes

Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics(CCAPP)

Center for Exploration of Novel Complex Materials (ENCOMM)

Center for Emergent Materials (CEM)

Institute for Optical Science


Research Groups

Astrophysics Experiment (Jim Beatty's Group)

Astrophysics Theory/Cosmology

Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics


Condensed Matter Physics Experiment

Condensed Matter Physics Theory

High Energy Physics Experiment

High Energy Theory Group

Experimental High Energy Nuclear Physics - Relativistic Heavy Ion Group

Nuclear Physics Theory

Physics Education Group