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.


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.

Physics Professor Mingzhong Wu named Fellow of the American Physical Society

Mingzhong Wu, professor in the Department of Physics and Director of the Center for Advanced Magnetics, a Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence, has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Is there a fourth neutrino? New results from Fermilab say no

Assistant Professor Michael Mooney in the Department of Physics leads a team at CSU that works on the MicroBooNE neutrino experiment

Ph.D. students awarded national lab research opportunities

Three Ph.D. students at CSU received an award from the Office of Science Graduate Student Research to continue their research at national laboratory facilities around the country.