- To perform frontier research in pure and applied physics, and areas of technological importance.
- To provide an outstanding educational experience for our students, the scientists and engineers of the 21st century.
- To provide the institutional knowledge base in physical science, and to disseminate our current knowledge through interaction with other research units, the academic world and the community at large.
Every faculty member of the School of Physics earned a Ph.D. degree and completed post-doctoral research positions prior to embarking on his or her independent academic careers. In addition, each member of the faculty teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate level on a regular basis. Both undergraduate and graduate students have free access to the faculty. Several faculty are involved with CETL (Georgia Tech’s Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning) and CEISMIC (Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing). CETL offers courses that teach the graduate students how to teach. CEISMIC currently operates over 20 programs from K-12 students and/or teachers, partnering in the process with many of the Georgia public school systems and prominent educational agencies. These two Centers are available to students.