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In-person classes will be suspended

K-State Alerts: In-person classes will be suspended on all campuses from March 16-20. All classes will resume remotely starting March 23 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Classes currently online will continue as scheduled.
Details at www.k-state.edu/covid-19 and www.k-state.edu/today/info/announcement/?id=62941 


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, March 30
PER Seminar
Chris Hass, KSUPER
Disciplinary Faculty Professional Development
2:30 pm 

Wednesday, April 1
AMO Seminar
Norio Takemoto, AMO
Identifying transition pathways of atoms and molecules in intense laser fields by total and net photon numbers
1:30 pm

Friday, April 3
CMS Seminar
Kamal Bhandari, CMS (TBA)
Krishna Panta, CMS (TBA)
1:30 pm 


Physics faculty among K-Staters receiving promotions and tenure

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