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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: 09-11-2014
A paper, "Gas Cloud G2 Can Illuminate the Black Hole Population Near the Galactic Center", by Szablocs Marka...
Date announcement was posted: 09-11-2014
The Department of Physics is excited to share the news that Professor Abhay Pasupathy and Professsor Javad Lavaei of...
Date announcement was posted: 08-25-2014
Professor Brian Metzger was interviewed by Sky & Telescope regarding gamma-ray emission detected from three...
Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:15pm

Please join us on Monday, September 15, 2014 as Andrew MacFadyen of New York University gives his colloquium.

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Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:30am

Speaker: Tanya Zelevinsky

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:15pm

Please join us on Monday, September 22, 2014 as Klaus Kern of Max-Planck-Institute and Ecole Polytechnique gives his...