About Us

The Department of Physics of UPR-RP aims to become an internationally recognized center for research and education in theoretical and experimental Physics.

The Department of Physics of UPR-Rio Piedras:

  • Educates physicists who can help advance the frontiers of Physics and the development of Puerto Rico.
  • Provides educational experiences for the academic development of all undergraduate science students, which enrich their scientific understanding of the physical world and foster a deep understanding of Physics concepts.
  • Helps expand the frontiers of science thorough the execution of original theoretical and experimental research.
  • Provides an academic environment that supports a culture of highly-competitive Physics and physicists.

The Department of Physics of the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, strives:

  • To prepare competitive physicists able to achieve high goals in the field of Physics and other interdisciplinary fields.
  • To enhance the capacity of all science students to understand and employ universal Physics principles which underlay their particular disciplines.
  • To increase the number and quality of Physicists committed to research and education in Puerto Rico.
  • To increase the number and quality of undergraduate majors in Physics studying at the University of Puerto Rico.
  • To enhance the Department’s research and academic reputation in the national and international Physics communities.
  • To hire and retain highly competitive research and education faculty members.
  • To develop state-of-the-art teaching and research infrastructure in Physics.