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.


New research consortium will invest in next-generation solar energy technology

Colorado State University, the Wright Center for Photovoltaics at the University of Toledo, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have teamed with U.S.-based companies to form the U.S. Manufacturing of Advanced Cadmium Telluride photovoltaics consortium.

Ray, Wilson recognized as Professor Laureates by CSU College of Natural Sciences

Colorado State University’s College of Natural Sciences will recognize the achievements of two outstanding faculty members at this spring’s 2021 Professor Laureate Awards: Indrakshi Ray, a professor in the Department of Computer Science, and Robert Wilson, a professor in the Department of Physics.

Electrical engineering society names Mingzhong Wu a 2021 Fellow

IEEE cited Wu for his achievements in spintronics and magnetization.

Professor Jim Sites establishes endowed professorship for Department of Physics

The first such professorship within the department, the endowment provides research operations funds for an incoming faculty member.