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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, October 16

Nuts & Bolts, 1:30 pm, CW 119

PER Seminar by Nandana Weliweriya Liyanage (Students' Use of Multiple Representations in Upper-Division Physics Problem Solving: Update and Future Work)2:30 pm, CW 119

Wednesday, October 18

AMO Seminar by Erfan Saydanzad, K-State AMO Physics (Spatiotemporal imaging plasmonic fields near metallic nanoparticles beyond the diffraction limit), 1:30 pm, CW 144/145

Friday, October 20

Condensed Matter Seminar by Bret Flanders, K-State Physics (TBA), 1:30 pm, CW 119

DOE Faculty Meeting, 1:30 pm, CW 220

Cosmology Group, 3:30 pm, CW 119


Rafique Elected Officer of Fermilab Student and Postdoc Association

Researchers identify free-flowing aerosol particles using holograms, lasers

Two Kansas State University professors receive Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards

Physics Colloquium by Michael Ranney Available Online

Fulbright Canada scholar studies why students become scientists

Physics Neff Lecture by Michael Ranney highlighting climate change understanding now available online

NSF grant funds university study of professional development tool for physicists

Physics Graduate Student Invited as Featured Speaker at Department of Defense Meeting

Kansas State University student from Overland Park a 2017 Cargill Global Scholar

More Highlights from KSU Physics

More Highlights from KSU Physics