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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, January 20

University Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 21

First Day of Classes

Wednesday, January 22

Preliminary Oral Exam by Tien Phan, CMS (Multiscale modeling in molecular self-assembly), 2:30 pm, CW 119

Friday, January 24

Condensed Matter Seminar Organizational Meeting, 1:30 pm, CW 119 

DOE Faculty Meeting, 1:30 pm, CW 220

News

Spotlight on the Kansas State University QuarkNet Center

Undergraduate Blaine Fry receives poster award for international conference

K-State Professor Receives International Award for Lasting Contributions to Physics Education 

Alumni Startup Reaches Final Round of American Made Solar Prize Competition

Physics Major McLoud Accepts USAF Commission

Alumnae Jackie Spears named interim CEO and dean of K-State Olathe

Bolton appointed to High Energy Physics Advisory Panel 

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