Colleagues remember Hand as a scientist devoted to discovery, both in his field of expertise and beyond.Read more
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.
75 Years of Accelerator Physics in Newman Lab
Accelerator physics has revealed hidden universes, from the Higgs boson to the blood vessels and tissues seen on a CT scan – and much of that progress is thanks to work done in an unassuming building tucked away on Cornell’s North Campus: Newman Lab.
The resulting materials could prove useful in a variety of applications, from making sustainable pigments to energy storage and filtration.Read more
Cornell Tech has announced a total of more than $10 million in gifts and grants to support arXiv.Read more
Cornell Tech has announced more than $10 million in gifts and grants to support arXiv.Read more
The Kim Group leveraged geometric thinking in a twisted bilayer graphene lattice to predict new effects, a novel approach.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.