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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Nov 19, 2020
NASA Astronaut Christina Koch to Deliver NC State Commencement Address
NASA astronaut and NC State alumna Christina H. Koch is the featured speaker at NC State’s first ever virtual commencement.
Nov 19, 2020
Launching the Next Generation
NASA astronaut Christina Koch, a three-time graduate of NC State, knows how to thrive working from home, which she did flawlessly during a record-breaking 328 days in space. She’ll share her message of how NC State helped prepare her to become NASA’s most accomplished female astronaut on Dec. 4 as the featured speaker at the university’s first virtual commencement.