Rice University is a world leader in the science and applications of photons, plasmons, and their interactions... (more)
Rice University is often viewed as the cradle of nanoscience and nanotechnology because of the discovery of fullerenes in 1985... (more)
Quantum matter is extensively explored at Rice, in both real materials and synthetic ultracold matter... (more)
Researchers at Rice are creating new tools to study and model physiological activity in complex biological systems like the brain...(more)
The Rice Applied Physics Graduate Program hosts some of the most distinguished theorists in diverse areas of quantum and classical computation... (more)
Applied Physics Graduate Program
The Rice Applied Physics Graduate Program offers one of the few doctoral degrees in applied physics in the world. A joint effort of the School of Natural Sciences and the School of Engineering at Rice, this program provides a truly multidisciplinary graduate education. We produce well-trained physicists who can apply their knowledge and skills in basic physics to important cutting-edge problems in diverse disciplines of modern science and engineering.