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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: 07-06-2016
Mickey McDonald, a graduate student with the Zelevinsky Lab, published a report on the study of the light-induced break...
Date announcement was posted: 06-27-2016
Professor Elena Aprile was recently featured in la Republica D magazine.The photo on the front cover shows Elena on top...
Date announcement was posted: 06-27-2016
It is with great pleasure to announce that Professor Andrei Beloborodov has neen named a Simons Investigator! ...