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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Mar 6, 2019
Blasting Off Into History
Three-time NC State graduate Christina Hammock Koch takes off for the International Space Station on March 14. She plans to conduct experiments on various subjects — and make history.
Feb 27, 2019
2018-19 University Faculty Scholars Named
NC State’s 2018-19 class of University Faculty Scholars was announced today. These 20 early- and mid-career faculty receive this designation due to their significant academic achievements and contributions to NC State through their teaching, research and community engagement.