The grant from the National Science Foundation will support a team of Cornell physicists who smash matter into its component parts to learn about elementary particles and their interactions.Read More
The Cornell University Department of Physics, known for the versatility of its program, the breadth of its training, and Nobel Prize-winning work, is unsurpassed in many areas. The presence on campus of a particle accelerator, one of just a few of its magnitude anywhere in the world, contributes to Cornell’s reputation in particle and accelerator physics. 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.
The Bethe Way: Department of Physics Magazine
The Bethe Way is the department's yearly magazine. In it, we share exciting highlights of faculty hires, research breakthroughs, staff changes, teaching reform, faculty awards, and alumni connections.
Prof. Eun-Ah Kim's research, using a machine learning technique developed with Cornell computer scientists, sets the stage for insights into new phases of matter.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
"On my first day after joining a research group in graduate school a professor said, I hear you’re interested in instrumentation.’ I didn’t know what that was, but I thought I’d better say yes. When people think about physics, they think about a guy with a pencil and paper, but physics is an experimental science.”