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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, May 2

Nuts & Bolts, 1:30 pm, CW 119

PER Group Meeting, 2:30 pm, CW 119

Colloquium by Dave Sidebottom, Creighton (Dynamic Scattering from Network Forming Liquids Near the Glass), 4:30 pm, CW 119

Tuesday, May 3

Astro/Cosmo Club, 4:00 pm, CW 119

Wednesday, May 4

MS Defense by Elaheh Ghanati, CMS (Theory and Simulation of Amyloid Aggregation Process Sequence Effects and Defects), 9:30 am, CW 119 

AMO Seminar by Erfan Saydanzad, AMO (Characterization of Induced Nanoplasmonic Fields Using Attosecond Streaking Spectroscopy: A Classical Trajectory Approach Applied To Gold Nanospheres), 1:30 pm, CW 144

Friday, May 6

DOE Faculty Meeting, 1:30 pm, CW 220


University selects faculty member as distinguished professor

K-State Physics Graduate Students Participate in Congressional Visits Day

Fulbright Scholar to Conduct Research with Physics Researchers

Chakarbarti and his former student, alumni Richard Zajac, among six K-State educators to receive Presidential Awards for outstanding work

Physics faculty among K-State faculty earning promotions and receiving tenure

Physics postdoc and Fermilab Intensity Frontier fellow Sowjanya Gollapinni featured in "Why I Love Neutrinos" video

Physics & Journalism dual major's work in science journalism wins prestigious Best in Festival award

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