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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

February 1

PER Seminar by Eric Brewe, Drexel Univ. (Methods for social network analysis and other pressing issues in PER), 2:30 pm, Zoom

Faculty Meeting, 4:30 pm, Zoom

February 3

AMO Seminar by Vinod Kumarappan, K-State AMO (Strong-Field Non-dissociative Ionization of  Oxygen: High-Resolution Fourier Spectroscopy), 1:30 pm, Zoom

February 4

Preliminary Oral Exam by Hien Khong, K-SUPER (Sense of purpose and future career choices among undergraduate students), 1:00 pm, Zoom


Postdoc Atanu Modak Receives 2021 CMS Detector Award

Sayre Receives Funding to Establish PEER Field School in Kazakhstan

Physics Student Named 2021 LPC Graduate Scholar

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