Due to CSU’s move to all virtual operations effective Monday, March 23rd, the staff in this office is now working remotely. To reach us please email: physics_reception@Mail.Colostate.edu.

CSU Students at Fermilab:
Tyler Boone, Matt Hogan, and an 8-m Cosmic Ray Tagger module being lowered into place in the ICARUS detector at Fermilab
What are we working on?

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

Hua Chen Awarded NSF Career Award

Hua Chen recently received this award from the NSF for his project entitled, “Novel Electronic and Magnetic Dynamins and Responses in Noncollinear Magnetic Materials.”  This award supports theoretical and computational research aimed

CSU’s QuarkNet Center Highlighted

CSU’s QuarkNet Center was highlighted in the national newsletter. Nice work, team! Read the spotlight for more information here.

Professor Jim Sites honored as William R. Cherry Award Winner

The 2020 IEEE William Cherry Award to be presented at the 47th IEEE PVSC to Professor James Sites. Sites began his photovoltaics career 45 years ago with cells made by ion-beam sputtering of indium–tin–oxide

ICARUS chases a fourth neutrino

Professor Bob Wilson, deputy spokesperson of ICARUS, is on the team looking for the fourth neutrino. Learn more about the work being completed at Fermilab.


T2K experiment shows strongest evidence yet of symmetry breaking in neutrinos

Understanding how neutrinos and antineutrinos differ will help scientists explain why so much matter exists in the universe, and so little antimatter.

You’re invited to the Little Shop of Physics Leap Day Open House, Feb. 29

The day will feature over 300 family-friendly science activities and presentations.

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.




Find Us

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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