The Department of Physics
Uniquely versatile undergraduate and graduate programs, an unrivaled breadth of research training, and Nobel Prize-winning work in world class facilities, defines the Department of Physics at Cornell University as a national and global leader in physics training and education. The department has more than 40 active professors, approximately 180 graduate students and 65 undergraduate majors, and offers a full range of university-level work in physics, from general education courses for nonscientists to doctoral-level independent research.
Eun-Ah Kim used a machine learning technique developed with Cornell computer scientists to analyze massive amounts of data from a quantum metal, setting the stage for future machine learning aided insight into new phases of mater.Read More
Twenty Milstein Program seniors will graduate this year with degrees in everything from biology to linguistics to computer science to physics.Read More
The technology could enable low-cost, portable diagnostic devices for testing blood samples, manipulating cells or assisting in microfabrication processes.Read More
Hear about the Cornell experiences of some of the amazing students in our graduating class.Read More
Research in the department is organized in two laboratories, the Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics (LASSP) and the Laboratory for Elementary Particle Physics (LEPP). Explore the links below to learn more about the major research areas of the department and the facilities available to researchers.