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Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at Kansas State University is built around 30 highly productive faculty members whose research expertise here at K-State and world-class facilities such as Fermi National Lab, CERN, DESY (German Electron Synchrotron), SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab  provides students a wide variety of research experiences.

These faculty members include

  • 10 American Physical Society Fellows,
  • two American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows, and
  • two Carnegie Foundation CASE National Professors of the Year.

Junior faculty members have won National Science Foundation's (NSF) CAREER awards and DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator awards.

See what else our department has to brag about!

Read a welcome letter from our department head.

Earn a degree in Physics at K-State


The highly-rigorous undergraduate program prepares graduates to be competitive in top graduate programs or for employment. The programs can lead to the Bachelor of Science or Arts degree, as well as a various dual majors and minors.


The graduate program provides research opportunities in numerous fields including

This PhD program blends demanding coursework with cutting-edge research to prepare graduates for jobs in academia, industry, and government labs.

Our programs emphasize core academic competency and research excellence.

Contact us for more information about our programs

This Week

Monday, January 16

University Holiday

Wednesday, January 18

AMO Seminar by Viktor Chikan, K-State Chemistry (Exploring the impact of large THz electric fields on molecular and electronic processes in gas and solid phase), 1:30 pm, CW 144/145

HEP Seminar (Organizational Meeting), 1:30 pm, CW 119

Astro/Cosmo Club, 3:30 pm, CW 119

Friday, January 20

Condensed Matter Seminar (Organizational Meeting), 1:30 pm, CW 119

DOE Faculty Meeting, 1:30 pm, CW 220

Graduate Student Recruitment and Selection Committee Meeting, 2:00 pm, CW 119


Ratra to Present at Topeka Science Cafe on January 10

Department Announces Candidates for Fall 2016 Graduation

Sayre Announced As Recipient of Fall 2016 Faculty Development Award

Kansas EPSCoR AMO Physics Researcher Delivers Words of Encouragement to Hispanic STEM Students

Physicists film first 'tango' of an electron pair in an atom

Physics undergraduate one of 6 students selected to promote undergraduate research at Kansas State University

Physicists use lasers to capture first snapshots of rapid chemical bonds breaking

Growing gold: Researchers develop gold nanowires for biomedical procedures

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