Welcome to the Columbia University Physics Department Website

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: 01-27-2016
Postdoctoral researcher, Daniel Siegel, was awarded the NASA Einstein Fellowship for his proposal titled "The...
Date announcement was posted: 11-11-2015
XENON1T: Gearing up to detect dark matterThere is five times more dark matter in the Universe than “normal...
Date announcement was posted: 10-20-2015
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced the 2015 Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering. ...
Mon, 02/08/2016 - 2:10pm

There will be no theory Seminar today:  February 8, 2016

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:15pm

No Colloquium Today:  February 8, 2016

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 1:00pm

Please join us on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 as Marek Sirendi of University of Cambridge gives his talk: