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.


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.

Two CSU professors receive highly competitive award from the Department of Energy

Justin Sambur and Mike Mooney among 50 nationwide to receive DOE Early Career Award

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.