Physics Major Lara O'Connor Attended the Nuclear Physics Summer School
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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

7th PRSE “Center for Advanced Magnetics” Workshop

The 7th PRSE “Center for Advanced Magnetics” Workshop was successfully held in the Grey Rock Room in Lory Student Center on January 17, 2020.  The workshop had about 50 participants.  The program

Congrats to our grads!

CSU’s Graduate School commencement was held December 20, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Pictured below are Jon Gilbert and John Guthrie (adviser: Jacob Roberts),  Matt Judah (adviser: Norm Buchanan), and  and Matt Hogan (advisers:

Professor Mark Bradley’s Paper Reaches Milestone

A paper by Professor Mark Bradley, a condensed matter theorist, passed an important milestone, as it’s now been cited over 1100 times.  The paper is R. M. Bradley and J. M. E. Harper,

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


Improving solar cells’ back-contact is goal of $3.5 million DOE project

A CSU team is leading an effort to make cadmium-telluride solar cells even more efficient by focusing on a classic engineering bottleneck in their design.

Innovating throughout history: College of Natural Sciences

Take a look back at key moments in the history of the College of Natural Sciences.

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.




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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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