For most undergraduate women studying physics, they’ll likely experience being one of just a few women—if not the only one—in the classroom. Faculty and student leaders from the physics departments at Ithaca College and Cornell University recently joined forces to host the 2023 American Physical Soc...Read More
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.
New research is providing a fresh view into the ways a common chemotherapy agent, etoposide, stalls and poisons the essential enzymes that allow cancer cells to flourish, advancing the study of cancer inhibitors.Read More
The fourth cohort of Klarman Fellows is the largest since the program’s launch in 2019, includes scholars investigating quantum phases of two-dimensional materials, mechanisms of social mobility, housing politics of metro areas, and gaps between neuro cognition and artificial intelligence, among oth...Read More
The finding provides evidence for an organizational principle in which each muscle has a specific function in flight control.Read More
With $410,000 Ivan Bazarov will research long lifetime spin-polarized electron sources in particle accelerators.Read More
A new explanation of nanoscale mechanics by Michelle Wang's lab contributes to the future of CRISPR technology.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.