Physics

CONTACT
Life Sciences Program Chair: 
Lynne Fox-Parrish
lynne.foxparrish@aims.edu

Physical Sciences Program Chair:
David Olson
david.olson@aims.edu

Department Office
(970) 339-6233

About

Physics is the study of how the world works on a fundamental level. Physicists work on a wide variety of topics, including classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, atomic physics, quantum mechanics, particle physics, general relativity, string theory, bio- physics, astrophysics and cosmology, and geophysics, to name a few. In an introductory physics class, you can expect to learn about many of these topics and will investigate various phenomena. If you have a curious mind, love a challenge, and enjoy math and science, physics may be for you!

Potential job opportunities include:

  • Physics – astrophysics, biophysics, geophysics, nuclear physics, atomic physics
  • Engineering – mechanical, civil, chemical, electrical, aero-space, petroleum
  • Medical Physics
  • Science Writing
  • Education
  • Research
  • Economics and Financial Analysis
  • Consulting
  • Defense
  • Mathematics
  • And more

We offer classes in conceptual physics, algebra-based physics and calculus-based physics. Check the schedule for current class offerings.