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The Department of Physics offers vigorous, cutting-edge interdisciplinary research programs in new materials, nanoscience, quantum devices, biomolecular physics, complex systems, cosmology, high-energy physics and atmospheric physics. For recent news and activities please see our newsletter Interactions.

The Department is committed in providing a fair, just, safe, supportive, and equitable place for all to learn about physics and to perform ground-breaking research. Please read the Department's full statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion here.

Prospective Students

The Department of Physics seeks undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in one of our primary research areas

Meet Our Faculty

The award-winning Department of Physics faculty are committed to fostering academic excellence and student achievement. 

Department Highlights
  • Hao Zeng received Chancellor Award
    Join us in congratulating Prof. Hao Zeng, Moti Lal Rustgi Professor, 
    to receiving the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, June 2023
  • NSF Career Award Winners
    Our esteemed faculty currently include nine NSF Career award-winners.
  • Igor Zutic named SUNY Distinguished Professor
    Join us in congratulating Prof. Igor Zutic to his appointment to the distinguished professor rank by the SUNY Board of Trustees on Dec. 13, 2022. See also the announcement in UBNow here.

Openings for Faculty Position

Summer & Winter Online Physics Courses

The Department of Physics offers five online "Intro to Physics" classes during the summer and winter breaks.

Information for Force Registration

If you require Force Registration, Registration for Independent Study, or Registration for Graduate Research, please see Information for Current Students.