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

May
25
Date
Wednesday, May 25, 2022. 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: McCullough building, room 335
May
25
Date
Wednesday, May 25, 2022. 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Varian 355

News Spotlight

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Mark Kasevich is an experimental physicist whose work informs development of high-accuracy navigation and sensing. His current research interests include quantum sensors of rotation and acceleration based on cold atoms (also known as quantum metrology), precision tests of general relativity...
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Source: National Geographic   “Our understanding of reality is not complete, by far,” says Stanford University physicist Andrei Linde. “Reality exists independently of us.” If they exist, those universes are separated from ours, unreachable and undetectable by any direct...
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Shamit Kachru is the Wells Family Director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics in the Department of Physics in the School of Humanities and Sciences and a member of Stanford Bio-X. Kachru is known for his work on string...

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

Biophysics

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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