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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: 05-30-2014
Dr. Cheng-Yi Chi of Nevis Laboratories was awarded the prestigious 2014 Computer Applications in Nuclear and Plasma...
Date announcement was posted: 04-14-2014
Professor Szabi Marka is well known for his contributions in astrophysics.  Recently Bloomberg TV shared Professor...
Date announcement was posted: 02-18-2014
The Department of Physics is proud to announce that Professor Brian Metzger has been awarded a 2014 Sloan Fellowship!...
Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:00am

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Susannah Dickerson of Stanford University will give her talk:

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