The mission of the Department of Physics at Santa Clara University is to offer our students a science education in the true liberal arts tradition: a strong, challenging curriculum taught in small classes by committed faculty.
Student Craig Benko SCU '10 adjusts a Ti:Sapphire laser in Prof. Weber's lab. The laser is powered by intense green light and produces extremely short pulses of red light. Photo credit: F.J. Gaylor Photography 2010.
Students find a home here in physics; it is a place where faculty are accessible and interested, and where groups of students regularly work and relax together.