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 3, 2023. 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Hewlett Teaching Center, Room 201
Tuesday, October 10, 2023. 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Hewlett Teaching Center
370 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305
Friday, October 20, 2023. 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Varian Physics, Lobby and Courtyard (outdoor)

News Spotlight

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How many times have you shown up to a video meeting with people at work only to find you have terrible internet that day? Maybe the others on the call are cutting in and out, or maybe your own signal...

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  • Faculty

Prof. Roger Blandford, FRS, FRAS, is the Luke Blossom Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Professor of Physics and of Particle Physics and Astrophysics at Stanford University, USA. He is well-known for his work on black holes...

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Source: Quanta

Recently, a team of physicists collaborated with Google to go even bigger, studying the equivalent of a chain almost twice as long as the previous two. Vedika Khemani of Stanford University and Matteo Ippoliti, now at the University...

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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