(Map G , Building 41 [C4])
The Department of Physics offers experimental and theoretical research programs in atomic physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear and particle physics, and high energy physics, as well as experimental programs in gravitational physics and biological physics. The building was completed in 1954. It includes the Jesse Beams Laboratory, named for U.Va. physics professor Jesse W. Beams, Jr. (Grad '25), world-renowned for his ultracentrifuge and early studies of atomic structure.