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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: 01-28-2015
Charles H. Townes, physicist and Nobel laurete, well known for his research leading to the development in lasers, has...
Date announcement was posted: 01-20-2015
The 5 physics majors below are among the 24 Columbia College students selected for early induction into the Phi Beta...
Date announcement was posted: 01-07-2015
Columbia's Professor Brad Johnson along with two UC San Diego astrophysicists, postdoctoral scholar Jonathan...
Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:30am

Speaker:  Tomo Uemura, Professor, Department of Physics, Columbia University

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 2:10pm

Please join us on Monday, February 2, 2015 as Antonin Portelli of University of Southampton, England, gives his talk...

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:15pm

Please join us on Monday, February 2, 2015 as Dong Lai of Cornell University gives his colloquium.

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