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.
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.
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Jan 27, 2021
Zapping Quantum Materials With Lasers Tells Us How Atoms Relate
Want to know how a quantum material acts on the atomic level? Zap it with a laser!
Dec 6, 2020
Physicist’s Book Makes New York Times 100 Notable Books, Other “Best of” Lists
NC State physicist Katie Mack’s book The End of Everything(Astrophysically Speaking) was named to the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2020. In The End of Everything, Mack, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics, talks through five possible ways the universe will end. She uses cutting-edge astronomical observations and particle experiments to guide…