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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: 10-21-2014
Multidisciplinary research spearheaded by Professor Szabolcs Marka, Dr. Zsuzsanna Marka, and Dr. Imre Bartos on sensors...
Date announcement was posted: 10-16-2014
Faculty Position Atomic, Molecular and Optical PhysicsThe Columbia University Department of Physics seeks to appoint an...
Date announcement was posted: 10-02-2014
Martin Perl, 1927-2014Martin Perl, a giant in the field of particle physics, died on September 30, 2014 at age 87. Born...
Mon, 10/27/2014 - 2:10pm

Please join us on Monday, October 27, 2014 as Alexandre Barreira of Durham University, UK gives his talk.

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Mon, 10/27/2014 - 4:15pm

Please join us on Monday, October 27, 2014 as Paolo Zuccon of MIT gives his colloquium.

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Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:30am

Speaker: Andy Millis