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 17, 2019
Disorientation: A Science Poem by Katie Mack
Astrophysicist Katie Mack encourages us to “see [our] world from four billion miles away” in this poem, presented in text and video formats.
Oct 30, 2018
The Roots of Success
Ragini Murarka took full advantage of the network of resources available to her as a graduate student in the Department of Physics. She hopes to help current graduate students embrace opportunity at NC State by creating the Ragini Shah Murarka Graduate Student Award Endowment in the College of Sciences.