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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, February 18

Nuts & Bolts, 1:30 pm, CW 119

PER Seminar, 2:30 pm, CW 220

Wednesday, February 20

Astro/Cosmo Meeting, 1:30 pm, CW 220

Thursday, February 21

PhD Defense by Dalath Rachitha Mendis, K-State HEP (Search for vector-like T quarks using events with oppositely-charged lepton pairs and jets in proton-proton collisions at centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV with CMS detector), 10:00 am, CW 119

Colloquium by Daniel Charlebois, Stony Brook Univ. (Gene Networks and Drug Resistance: Breakthroughs Using Novel Model Systems), 4:15 pm, CW 102

Friday, February 22

Teaching Session by Daniel Charlebois, Stony Brook Univ., 10:00 am, CW 119

Student Meet & Greet with Daniel Charlebois, Stony Brook Univ., 10:30 am, CW 119

High Energy Physics Seminar, 11:30 am, CW 119


K-State Physics Distinguished Alumni Lecture to Discuss Former K-State Faculty Member and Local Native Madalyn Avery

Ratra to Present Non-Technical Lecture on Cosmology at Salina Public Library

Sayre to lead Teaching and Learning Center faculty development workshops this spring

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