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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

Monday, October 26
PER Seminar by Tra Huynh, KSUPER
Professional development of physics faculty and undergraduate students
2:30 p.m.

Friday, October 30
PhD Defense by Justin Maughan, CMS
Q-space analysis of the orientationally averaged light scattering by particles of various shapes 
9:00 a.m.

Grad Student Zoom
2:30 pm 


Graduate student to complete thesis research at US Department of Energy National Lab

Physics professor Sayre working on two newly funded NSF grants 

Physics announces 2020-21 scholarship recipients 

Physicists take stop-action images of light-driven molecular reaction

U.S. Department of Energy announces CAREER award for K-State physicist

K-State QuarkNet Group Featured in National Friday Flyer 

Prof. Jeremy Schmit's Work Published in Prestigious Journal

More Highlights from KSU Physics