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: 11-18-2014
Professor Miklos Gyulassy recieved the 2015 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics for the citation:"For...
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...
Mon, 12/01/2014 - 2:10pm

Please join us on Monday, December 1, 2014 as Mehrdad Mirbabayi of Institute for Advanced Study gives his talk.

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:00pm

A Celebration of the Life and Work of Samuel Devons (1914-2006)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:30am

Speaker:  Marc Weber