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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: 04-08-2015
Robert Lin, a Physics and Math senior, was selected as this year's Columbia College Valedictorian.Robert hails from...
Date announcement was posted: 04-01-2015
The atomic force microscopy research of Professor Ozgur Sahin and Postdoctoral Research Scientist Duckhoe Kim of...
Date announcement was posted: 03-16-2015
On March 14, 2015 Miklos Gyulassy received the Hungarian Government Order of Merit Officer's Cross.  Professor...
Mon, 05/04/2015 - 2:10pm

Please join us on Monday, March 4, 2015 as Mariangela Lisanti of Princeton University gives her talk.

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Mon, 05/04/2015 - 4:15pm

Please join us on Monday, May 4, 2015 as  Zoltán Fodor of the University of Wuppertal and Eötvös gives his...