About

The NC State Department of Physics is a place where rigorous teaching and a cutting-edge research opportunities prepare students to become the physics leaders of tomorrow.

Our Vision

We envision North Carolina State University’s Department of Physics as performing creative, highly visible research in fundamental and applied science. Our vision blends fundamental physics and applications, theory and experiment, and integrates research and innovative teaching to create a vibrant intellectual atmosphere within a welcoming and collegial environment.

Student in physics facility

Our Focus

Our department is built on a tradition of groundbreaking research and excellent teaching. We are a research leader, with millions of dollars of funding to study cutting-edge problems ranging from subatomic particles to galaxies. Our award-winning faculty guide students in their independent research, as well as providing instruction for students both within our department and across the university.

Whether you are an undergraduate just beginning your physics exploration or future graduate student looking to further your expertise in a particular area of research and study, you can find a home here — and a preparation for a bright future.