The Department of Physics at Colorado State University is home to 22 faculty members who maintain research programs in Atomic and Molecular Optics physics, Condensed Matter Physics, High-Energy Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics, and Theoretical Physics. In addition to their involvement in world-class research, Department Faculty take pride in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and mentoring students in the research environment. At Colorado State University, a degree in physics is preparation for a dynamic career in a wide range of fields – from engineering to astronomy to nanotechnology to medicine. It is preparation for life as a scientist.


CSU physicists make a precise measurement that bolsters longstanding quantum theory

Using lasers, supercooled hydrogen and radio frequency electromagnetic waves, the researchers characterized the magnetic interaction between the proton and electron in a hydrogen atom.

Collaboration and connection: Building a community in physics

Student groups are a popular way to get involved in university life and meet people with shared interests and experiences. Student groups like Women in Physics are great places to build community and collaboration amongst peers.

Little Shop of Physics announces a new director – Heather Michalak

The well-known Little Shop of Physics tye-dyed shirt is being handed off to the next director of this influential outreach program – Heather Michalak.

Little Shop of Physics to host outdoor Spring Science Extravaganza April 23

Join CSU’s Little Shop of Physics for an on-campus, family-friendly day of interactive science.