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Department of Physics

Satisfy your curiosity about the universe, from the largest astronomical scale to the smallest subnuclear particle. Physics will help you strengthen your quantitative reasoning skills and problem-solve through experimentation, simulation and analytical tools.

Imagine yourself exploring the galaxy, building the next quantum computer, dissecting how cells crawl, or shining light on how atoms and the world itself comes together. These exciting experiences can be found within the world of physics. Physics is concerned with the most basic principles that underlie all phenomena in the universe from sub-atomic particles to whole universes and everything in between. In Physics, you will learn about these exciting phenomena along with important skills in logic, problem solving, quantitative reasoning, and experimental design that employers in all fields are seeking. Our graduates from both our PhD and bachelor’s programs go on to work in academia, national labs, engineering industries, data science, in Silicon Valley and on Wall Street.

The Mission of the Physics Department is to create a community of physics scholars dedicated to excellent research and teaching that is welcome to all! We are thrilled to have you on the team for this important mission.

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Recent Physics News
Portrait of Kameshwar Wali.

(Sept. 30, 2022)

Annual Wali Lecture Will Honor the Life and Legacy of Physics Professor Kameshwar C. Wali

Lecture and remembrances will be held November 4 in Hendricks Chapel.

Artist rendering of neutron star merger

(Sept. 27, 2022)

A&S Physicist Awarded NSF Grant to Enhance Gravitational Wave Data Analysis

Duncan Brown, Charles Brightman Endowed Professor of Physics and Syracuse University’s Vice President for Research, will develop algorithms and computational techniques to advance gravitational-wave detectors of the future.

Sheldon Stone

(Sept. 15, 2022)

Celebration of Life in Honor of Sheldon Stone to be Held October 7

The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel.

(Aug. 31, 2022)

Searching for the Universe’s Tiniest Clues

Thanks to grants from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy, A&S physicists Mitch Soderberg and Denver Whittington will continue their research at the cutting edge of neutrino discovery.