Department of Physics

Physics is such a fundamental science that is at the foundation of all fields of science, engineering and technology. Students and faculty in the Department of Physics advance a broad range of themes, including materials and nanoscale science, biological physics, particle-astrophysics, and cosmology. All of these topics extend beyond the traditional boundaries of physics.

Arizona State University has sustained world leadership in electron diffraction physics and high resolution electron microscopy,  as well as in solid state phenomena at nanometer scales; strengths that have greatly expanded in recent years. 

From state-of-the-art instrumentation ito experimental research at the smallest scales, our physics faculty is among the finest in research and mentoring, and nationally recognized for science education. In addition to experimental research, ASU also continues to generate impressive research in theoretical physics including cosmology, nuclear and particle physics, and biological physics.

Our commitment is first and foremost to developing the highest quality programs and research opportunities for students engaged in the study of physics. We offer undergraduate degrees in physics, physics secondary education and biophysics, two professional master's degrees and doctoral degrees with four areas of focus.

Our students go on to positions in industry or academia prepared with a top-notch physics educational experience. These successes come from the combination of dedicated staff with exemplary faculty members.