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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
Matt Cufari portrait.

(Oct. 18, 2022)

Senior Matt Cufari One of Two National Winners of the American Physical Society’s LeRoy Apker Award for Work Related to Black Holes

The award celebrates outstanding physics achievement among undergraduate students.

(Oct. 7, 2022)

A&S Physicist Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Technology Alliance of Central New York

The award recognizes Professor Eric Schiff’s contributions to the field of physics and STEM education.

APS Physics Logo.

(Oct. 6, 2022)

Syracuse University Named Partnership Institution of the American Physical Society Bridge Program

Through the Bridge Program, the APS is working to increase the number of physics Ph.D.s awarded to students from traditionally underrepresented groups.

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.