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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

Undergraduate

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.

Graduate

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, May 1

Nuts & Bolts, 1:30 pm, CW 119

PER Seminar by Bahar Modir KSUPER (TBA), 2:30 pm, CW 119 

Colloquium by Nikhil Padmanabhan, Yale Univ. (Mapping Dark Energy to 1% (and better)), 4:30 pm, CW 102 

Tuesday, May 2

Oral Exam by Bahar Modir, K-State PER (TBA), 11:30 am, CW 220

Scholarship Presentation & SPS Induction, 4:30 pm, CW 119

Wednesday, May 3

AMO Seminar by Georgios Kolliopoulos, K-State Physics AMO (TBA), 1:30 pm, CW 144/145 

Amit Chakrabarti's Dean Celebration Reception, 3:30 pm, CW 119

Friday, May 5

DOE Faculty Meeting, 1:30 pm, CW 220

CMS Seminar by Jeff Powell, K-State Physics CMS (TBA), 1:30 pm, CW 119

HEP Seminar by Keti Kaadze, K-State Physics HEP (TBA), 2:30 pm, CW 119

News  

Watch Video of Peterson Public Lecture by John Preskill

The Great American Eclipse of 2017: April 11 lecture, astrophotography class kicks off series of eclipse events

Physics Professor Presented Lecture Highlighting 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics on Monday, March 13

Physics faculty among 35 Kansas State University faculty members granted sabbatical leave

Physics Distinguished Alumni Lecture to be Presented by Mars Curiosity Rover Coordinator at NASA on February 7

Physicists patent detonation technique to mass-produce graphene

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

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

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