Department of Physics
Develop a broad, deep, and rigorous knowledge of the quantitative problems that govern the natural world.
Intellectually challenging and exciting graduate research alongside leading physics faculty full of talent, enthusiasm, and imagination.
According to a multi-year study released by the National Research Council (NRC) in 2010, we are in the top echelon (10-15) of physics departments in the United States.
The physics department is also committed to fostering an inclusive community where people of all backgrounds feel safe and supported.
The physics faculty is a community of innovative and inspiring research and instructional physicists at the frontier of science.
Eberly College of Science doctoral alumnus has been recognized for his research with LIGO.
Penn State astrophysicist Miguel Mostafá has received a 2023 Faculty Scholar Medal.
Mauricio Terrones has been named the new George A. and Margaret M. Downsbrough Head of the Department of Physics at Penn State
Penn State hosts CUWiP 2023!
We are excited to host one of the sites of the 2023 APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics!