We prepare the next generation of problem solvers who enable science, engineering and industry to push the frontiers of human knowledge.

The Department comprises ten full-time faculty members, a laboratory technician, and an administrative assistant. We are research-oriented with active efforts in theoretical, computational and experimental condensed matter physics (soft matter, complex fluids, nanomaterials, single molecule electronics and biophysics) and physics education research.

We offer M.S. and Ph.D. graduate programs and an undergraduate major in Physics, including an option in Optical Science and Engineering and double-major programs with Mathematics, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering. See the links above to learn more about our research areas, degree programs, and course offerings.

Recent News:

The Department of Physics is doing well despite the pandemic and is looking to recruit more budding researchers.  There are several funded openings for qualified graduate students, starting as soon as possible.  Contact Alan Denton for graduate program details!

Erik Hobbie Receives College of Science and Mathematics Research Award!  Read on here!

Grad Students Scare Children - Read more here!

See the fall newsletter here!

Red River Market outreach by Grad Phi!

Published Research chosen as "Editor's Choice"!

Department is honored for its commitment to inclusive practices!

Chair receives award!

Nature Communications publishes Physics Department Work!

Brianna Santangelo was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

Mila Kryjevskaia has been awarded the Peltier Innovation in Teaching Award!  The much deserved award  recognizes that Mila is an "outstanding educator whose innovative teaching techniques have contributed to enhancing the educational experience of students at North Dakota State University."  Congratulations Mila!

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!

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