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The Physics Department is located in Pupin Hall on Columbia University's Morningside Heights Campus in New York City. The department has about 35 faculty who teach and carry out research in the fields of: astrophysics, condensed matter physics, high energy nuclear physics, high energy particle physics, and atomic, molecular, and optical physics. We have about 20 undergraduate physics majors and 100 graduate students in the department per year. The department's research is carried out on-campus in the Pupin Laboratories, Schapiro Hall, at the nearby Nevis Laboratories, and at many off-campus laboratories and sites. The richness of educational opportunities offered at the department is based upon a long and distinguished tradition of teaching and research. Columbia graduates, along with many scientists who spent their formative years here, have gone on to make extraordinary contributions to science as researchers, teachers, and intellectual leaders.

Date announcement was posted: 12-29-2016
Dr. Robert Charles Miller, who received his PhD in Physics at Columbia University (1956) and performed world-class...
Date announcement was posted: 12-22-2016
Professor Elena Aprile talks with Quanta Magazine on the search for WIMPs, her beginnings with xenon detector...
Date announcement was posted: 12-14-2016
On November 22, 2016, President Barack Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to physicist and science...
Mon, 01/23/2017 - 2:10pm

Please join us on Monday, January 23, 2017, as Netta Engelhardt of Princeton University gives her talk.

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Mon, 01/23/2017 - 4:15pm

Please join us Monday, January 23, 2017, as Brian Keating of University of California, San Diego, gives his...

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 2:10pm

Please join us on Monday, January 30, 2017, as Marilena Loverde of Stony Brook University gives her talk.

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