Welcome to the Physics Department.

Welcome to the Physics Department.

Welcome to the Physics Department.

Stanford Physics is a teaching and research department. Our course offerings range from Freshman seminars to advanced graduate classes. We enjoy close connections to Applied Physics and departments at SLAC.

Upcoming Events & Seminars

Thursday, December 1, 2022. 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Paul Allen Building 101X

News Spotlight

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"The impact of using entanglement in this configuration was that it produced better sensor network performance than would have been available if quantum entanglement were not used as a resource," said Mark Kasevich, lead author of the paper, a member...

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The Arthur B.C. Walker II Award is presented to an outstanding African American (or member of the African Diaspora) who works in the areas of astronomy (including astronomy, astrophysics, space, and related sciences) as a recognized leader in efforts to...

Risa Wechsler, a Stanford professor and director of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, describes what kinds of questions the Legacy...

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  • In the News

The goal of the project is to map the sky, and this camera is particularly well-attuned to do so. The camera's ability to see into deep space can detect fainter stars, and look to the outskirts of other galaxies. Due...

Our Research

Undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are mentored in astrophysics, cosmology, particle physics, atomic and laser physics, and condensed matter physics. Check out our research areas below.

Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics


Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

Experimental Particle Physics

Experimental and Observational Astrophysics and Cosmology

Physics and Science Education Research

Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics

Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology

Physics Dept. Faculty Mtg (if needed)

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