Welcome to the Department of Physics at Colorado State University! Physics, the most fundamental of sciences, is the study of motion, matter and energy at scales ranging from the cosmological to subatomic. At CSU, you will receive a practical, hands-on, and individualized education at a leading research institution.

Department Highlights

Master Instructor Brian Jones and Professor Kate Ross awarded CNS Teaching and Mentoring awards

On November 19, 2019, the Professor Laureate Lecture & Teaching and Mentoring Awards Ceremony, hosted by the College of Natural Sciences at CSU, was conducted in the Cherokee Park Ballroom. Master Instructor

Grad student Danielle Yahne wins APS 4 Corners award

At the recent APS 4 Corners meeting in Prescott, AZ, Professor Kate Ross’ student,  Danielle Yahne won a best talk award. Yahne’s talk was entitled “Magnetic Phase Competition in the XY Pyrochlore

Professor Michael Mooney’s Grad Students Awarded Research Fellowships

Two graduate students in Professor Mike Mooney’s research group, Ivan Caro Terrazas and Justin Mueller, were recently awarded funding to reside at Fermilab (near Chicago, Illinois) for roughly six months to perform

Professor Bob Wilson meets with Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport in Georgia

The Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, Giorgi Vashakidze, recently met with the heads of the DUNE experiment, including CSU’s Bob Wilson. The meeting was also attended by the Rector of


Creating more energy efficient memory for the devices of the future

Dr. Mingzhong Wu, along with fellow researchers, discovered a major advancement in physics that could mean more energy efficient magnetic storage.

Norm Buchanan shares award for outstanding contribution to High Energy Physics

Norm Buchanan, an associate professor in the Department of Physics, has shared in a prestigious honor from the European Physical Society for his contributions to high energy physics, the examination of the most fundamental building blocks of nature.

Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th Celebration: Free event July 19

The Department of Physics at CSU will host a free, all-ages event at the Madison-Macdonald Observatory to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The search for nothing at all

If discovered, neutrinoless double-beta decay would solve longstanding mysteries about the basic properties of neutrinos, which are among the most abundant but least understood particles in the universe.




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Physical Address

124 Engineering Building
400 Isotope Drive

Mailing Address

Physics Department
1875 Campus Delivery
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-601


(970) 491-6206

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