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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

May 10

Faculty Meeting, 4:30 pm, Zoom

May 14

Graduate School Commencement, 9 am, Bill Snyder Family Stadium

PhD Defense by Huynh Lam, AMO (Retrieving orientation-resolved observables from time-domain measurements with rotational wave packets), 10:30 am, Zoom

Graduate Student Meeting with Kim, 2:00 pm, Call Hall

May 15

College of Arts & Sciences Commencement, 9 am, Bill Snyder Family Stadium


Alumni Justin Maughan Recognized as Influential Instructor

Watch our 2021 Open House Physics Demo Show Video

PER Alumni Nandana Weliweriya Recognized at Univ. of Georgia for Superior Teaching

Ivanov and Rudenko appointed to the rank of full professor

Postdoc Atanu Modak Receives 2021 CMS Detector Award

Physics Student Named 2021 LPC Graduate Scholar

More Highlights from KSU Physics