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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
Artuso portrait

(April 18, 2024)

A&S Physicist Marina Artuso Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Artuso joins a prestigious list of Syracuse University researchers for advancing the field of science through her outstanding leadership as an experimental physicist.

Two women standing in front of a poster.

(March 21, 2024)

Syracuse Undergraduate Spearheads Study Using Physics Principles to Understand How Cells Self-Sort in Development

A team of biophysicists identified an unexpected collective behavior among particles and their findings were published in the prestigious journal Physical Review Letters.

Jay Zemel portrait.

(March 11, 2024)

Advancing a New Era of Undergraduate Physics Research

Alumnus’s gifts to undergraduate physics programs will cultivate tomorrow’s innovators in multidisciplinary research.

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.