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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: 02-21-2017
Dr. Sebastian Will, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics at Columbia University, has been named a 2017...
Date announcement was posted: 01-26-2017
Dr. Mickey McDonald (PhD'16) has been selected as a finalist for the American Physical Society's Division of...
Date announcement was posted: 01-25-2017
American Physical Society has informed the Department of Physics that Professor Bill Zajc is among the 150 Outstanding...
Mon, 02/27/2017 - 2:10pm

Please join us on Monday, February 27, 2017, as Anna Ijjasof Princeton University gives her talk.

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Mon, 02/27/2017 - 4:15pm

Please join us Monday, February 27, 2017, as John Hill of Brookhaven National Laboratory gives his colloquium:

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Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:15pm

Please join us Monday, March 6, 2017, as David Spergel of the Simons Foundation gives his colloquium:

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