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

Tuesday, October 4, 2022. 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Hewlett Room 200
Friday, October 7, 2022 - Saturday, October 8, 2022. All day
Location: Stanford Campus, Tresidder Oak Lounge, 498 Santa Teresa St. Stanford, CA 94305
Tuesday, October 11, 2022. 3:30pm
Location: Hewlett Teaching Center
370 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305

News Spotlight

  • Announcements
  • Students

Source: WANDTV

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - Dr. Nadya Mason is a well-known physicist at the University of Illinois. She started her position in 2005 and since, she has become an outstanding physics professor and now, the Director at the Beckman...

  • Faculty

Source: Physics Today

Physics graduate students may find it confusing and intimidating to figure out how to become a successful physicist. The good ones they see apparently know an enormous amount of stuff and come up with solutions before the...

When built, the MAGIS-100 atom interferometer will be the largest in the world. But it's still missing a key component: a detailed camera. Stanford University

  • Students

Source: Popular Science 

A research team from different groups in Stanford, California, has created a unique camera contraption that relies on a dome of mirrors. The extra reflections help them to see what light is entering the...

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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