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Department of Physics

Satisfy your curiosity about the universe, from the largest astronomical scale to the smallest subnuclear particle. Physics will help you strengthen your quantitative reasoning skills and problem-solve through experimentation, simulation and analytical tools.

Imagine yourself exploring the galaxy, building the next quantum computer, dissecting how cells crawl, or shining light on how atoms and the world itself comes together. These exciting experiences can be found within the world of physics. Physics is concerned with the most basic principles that underlie all phenomena in the universe from sub-atomic particles to whole universes and everything in between. In Physics, you will learn about these exciting phenomena along with important skills in logic, problem solving, quantitative reasoning, and experimental design that employers in all fields are seeking. Our graduates from both our PhD and bachelor’s programs go on to work in academia, national labs, engineering industries, data science, in Silicon Valley and on Wall Street.

The Mission of the Physics Department is to create a community of physics scholars dedicated to excellent research and teaching that is welcome to all! We are thrilled to have you on the team for this important mission.

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Recent Physics News
Excavation crews digging out caverns.

(Feb. 14, 2024)

Mining for Neutrino Answers

The excavation of massive caverns in South Dakota paves the way for an international team of researchers, including Syracuse University physicists, to further explore neutrinos’ role in the Universe.

Marvin Goldberg headshot.

(Feb. 7, 2024)

Remembering Marvin Goldberg: Professor Emeritus of Physics who Taught at Syracuse University for More Than 30 Years

Goldberg, who passed away in November 2023, helped grow the Department of Physics and advance the field of experimental particle physics.

Artuso portrait

(Jan. 30, 2024)

Physics Professor Receives NSF Grant for Work at CERN

Marina Artuso receives a grant for the next step of ongoing work with Large Hadron Collider “b” upgrades at CERN Laboratory in Switzerland.

Hall of Languages in Winter

(Jan. 17, 2024)

New Faces, Rising Stars Join A&S in Spring 2024

Meet the new professors teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences this spring.