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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: 06-17-2015
Professor Ozgur Sahin was featured in the online edition of NBC News on June 16, 2015.In the article he discusses...
Date announcement was posted: 05-21-2015
Abhay Pasupathy has been named a Finalist in the 2015 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists’ National Faculty...
Date announcement was posted: 05-19-2015
The department is excited to announce that Tanya Zelevinsky was awarded the Provost’s Grants Program for Junior...