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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 19

HEP Seminar by Yurii Maravin, K-State HEP (Intro to Statistics: Part 3), 11:30 am, CW 119

Nuts & Bolts, 1:30 pm, CW 119

PER Seminar (AAPT Abstract Review), 2:30 pm, CW 119

Colloquium by David Weinberg, Ohio State Univ. (Why is the Universe Accelerating?), 4:15 pm, CW 102

Wednesday, February 21

AMO Seminar by Hongyu Shi, KSU AMO (Focusing Laser through Scattering Media with SLM), 1:30 pm, CW 144/145

Friday, February 23

Condensed Matter Seminar by KSU CMS Members Jessica Changstrom, (Temperature Dependent Solubility of ZnS Nanoparticles in Methanol Water Solution) and Raiya Ebini (The sol-to-gel transition), 1:30 pm, CW 119

DOE Faculty Meeting, 1:30 pm, CW 220 

Astro/Cosmo Meeting, 3:30 pm, CW 119


Kristan Corwin named associate dean for research in College of Arts and Sciences

Senior physics major Sarah Peterson among students receiving OURCI spring 2018 research award

Department Announces Candidates for Fall 2017 Graduation

Mohammadi Announced as 2018 CMS LPC Distinguished Researcher

Wilson selected as 2017 Ultrafast Optics XI Conference poster award winner

Physics faculty among three Kansas State University teams awarded more than $2.5 million by National Science Foundation for research instrumentation

Rafique Elected Officer of Fermilab Student and Postdoc Association

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