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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 3

Nuts & Bolts, 1:30 pm, CW 119

PER Group Meeting with Kim Coble, San Francisco State Univ.1:30 pm, CW 119

Colloquium by Kim Coble, San Francisco State Univ. (Using Results From Research on Undergraduate Learning in Cosmology to Build and Test an Interactive Student-Centered Curriculum), 4:30 pm, CW 102 

Wednesday, October 5

Inclusive Astronomy Workshop by Kim Coble, San Francisco State Univ., 10:30 am, CW 119  

AMO Seminar by Bethany Jochim, K-State AMO Physics (Three-dimensional momentum imaging of delayed dissociation of metastable molecular ions) and Stefan Zigo, K-State AMO Physics (Strong-field ionization of isomeric molecules with near-infrared femtosecond laser pulses), 1:30 pm, CW 144/145

Astro/Cosmo Club, 3:30 pm, CW 119

Friday, October 7

DOE Faculty Meeting, 1:30 pm, CW 220


Physics Graduate Student Wins Best Poster Award

Meet Bethany Jochim: Physics doctoral student studies laser-molecule interactions 

Physics graduate research assistant Utuq Ablikim awarded fellowship 

J.R. Macdonald Lab receives nearly $8 million DOE grant renewal 

Nebraska student travels to Kansas State University to conduct summer research in AMO Physics 

Latin American Center of Physics (CLAF) promotes scientific exchange with Kansas State University 

Kansas Physics and Physical Science Teachers "Model the Unseen" in their lesson planning with the assistance of Kansas NSF EPSCoR AMO Researchers 

Rudenko & Rolles collaborate on new X-ray method that allows scientists to probe molecular explosions 

More Highlights from KSU Physics