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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, April 22

DOE Experimental Faculty Meeting, 10:30 am, CW 220

Nuts & Bolts, 1:30 pm, CW 119

PER Seminar by Lydia Bender, KSUPER (Faculty Perceptions of Three-Dimensional Learning), 2:30 pm, CW 119

Colloquium by Tulika Bose, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (Searching for New Physics with the CMS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider) 4:15 pm, CW 102

Wednesday, April 24

AMO Seminar by Cosmin Blaga, K-State AMO Physics (Above threshold ionization electron yield enhancements in the rescattering plateau region), 1:30 pm, CW 144-145

Astro/Cosmo Journal Club, 1:30 pm, CW 220

Thursday, April 25

WiP Pizza Dinner, 5:30 pm, 450 Westview

Friday, April 26

DOE Faculty Meeting, 1:30 pm, CW 220

Astro/Cosmo Meeting, 3:30 pm, CW 220

Condensed Matter Seminar by Tien Phan (Multi-scale algorithm to explore the transition state of fibril nucleation) and Shusil Sigdel (TBD), 1:30 pm, CW 119

March 4 Science


Kansas Astronomical Observers presents Dr. Bharat Ratra at the Great Plains Nature Center on April 20

Balram Kaderiya presents at K-State Graduate Research, Arts, and Discovery (GRAD) Forum

Second faculty development workshop on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning offered March 28

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

Department Announces Release of 2019 Newsletter

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