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.


Faculty suggests new approach in search for dark matter through future DUNE research project

A researcher at Colorado State University has developed a potential approach for identifying and understanding dark matter using the soon to be built gigantic particle detectors at the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment

Little Shop of Physics’ annual science Open House set for Feb. 24 at CSU

The Little Shop of Physics will host their annual Open House event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 24 on the third floor of Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center. As always, the event is free and open to the public with over 300 hands-on homemade science experiments available to explore for all ages.

From spintronics to multipoletronics: How CSU research could allow for big developments in data processing

A CSU professor’s research into using an electron’s spin to carry data could help future researchers develop some big advancements when it comes to data processing speed.

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.