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: 07-29-2016
Tanya Zelevinsky and her research group will join a collaboration exploring the origins of the universe.David DeMille...
Date announcement was posted: 07-28-2016
The Physics Department is excited to announce that Ozgur Sahin, along with Nanfang Yu of Applied Physics, were selected...
Date announcement was posted: 07-06-2016
Mickey McDonald, a graduate student with the Zelevinsky Lab, published a report on the study of the light-induced break...
Fri, 10/28/2016 - 11:00am

On November 11, 2016, Brian Metzger of Columbia University will give his talk.

Title TBA

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 2:10pm

Please join us on Monday, October 31, 2016, as Christopher Brust of Perimeter Institute gives his talk.


Mon, 10/31/2016 - 4:15pm

There will be no Physics Colloquium taking place Monday, October 31, 2016