Department of Physics
The Department comprises twelve full-time faculty members, a laboratory technician, and an administrative assistant. We are research-oriented with active efforts in theoretical and computational condensed matter physics (soft matter, complex fluids, and biophysics), optics (laser applications), physics education research, and experimental polymer physics.
We offer M.S. and Ph.D. graduate programs and an undergraduate major in Physics, along with an option in Optical Science and Engineering. See the sidebars to learn more about our research areas, degree programs, and course offerings.
The NDSU Physics department congratulates this years Nobel Prize winners for their work in the field of Laser Physics! Most notably, a share of the prize goes to Donna Strickland, the first woman to win the prize in 55 years. Read more here!
New physics newsletter has arrived!
Physics Department hosts 'eclipse viewing' gathering.
NDSU physics alumni honored for their Distinguished Careers.
Physics and Pharmacy team wins 2017 Innovation Challenge!
NDSU research honored with Soft Matter front cover. Read on here.
Collaborative Research Published in High Impact Journal! read more here.
More NDSU research featured with Soft Matter back cover! Read more here.
Congratulations to Braden Weight, who won first place undergraduate poster at the "SOLVING REAL WORLD PROBLEMS: An Interdisciplinary Celebration of Research" forum.