Undergraduate research is a core feature of the RIT physics experience. We provide students with a wide range of research opportunities to explore, including astrophysics, quantum optics, and biophysics.
Physics Research Areas
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Biological and Soft-Matter Physics
Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Cosmology, Gravitation, and Relativity
Quantum Optics and Photonics
Stand Out With Your Research
Students who perform undergraduate research stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs and graduate schools.
From mentoring motivated students in writing their first scientific publication to offering a free poster printing service on campus, we have the resources to help students stand out from the crowd.
The inaugural production in the newest building on the RIT campus, AstroDance II: Across the Universe, premieres Dec. 1 to 3, featuring a variety of dance, aerial and circus arts, and augmented reality, which will be presented in the new state-of-the-art Sklarsky Glass Box Theater.
RIT scientists have once again used data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) as part of the Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science (CEERS) Survey to change the way we think about the universe and its distant galaxies. Jeyhan Kartaltepe and Rebecca Larson co-authored a paper confirming very bright galaxies in the early universe, while also disproving the identification of what would have been the most distant galaxy ever found.