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

Wednesday, August 17, 2022. 10:00am - 11:00am
Friday, August 19, 2022. 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: PAB 102
Friday, October 7, 2022 - Saturday, October 8, 2022. All day
Location: Stanford Campus, Tresidder Oak Lounge, 498 Santa Teresa St. Stanford, CA 94305

News Spotlight

  • Announcements
  • Faculty

Source: UC Santa Cruz

University of California President Michael V. Drake has appointed Bruce Macintosh director of UC Observatories(UCO), an astronomical research unit headquartered at UC Santa Cruz and serving nine UC campuses. Macintosh, currently at Stanford University...

Scientia Professor Sven Rogge is the new Dean of Science at UNSW Sydney. Photo: UNSW Sydney


  • Announcements
  • Students

Source: UNSW Sydney

Prof. Rogge grew up in Germany and a fascination with science from an early age led him to study Physics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He then went on to obtain a PhD in Physics from...

  • Faculty
  • In the News

Risa Wechsler, director of KIPAC, noted that JWST’s features allow it to capture galaxies in a redder wavelength in the near-infrared light and far-infrared light spectrums — beyond the color capabilities of the human eye. As the universe expands, 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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