The Department of Physics at NC State is dedicated to providing an exciting intellectual climate for
our graduate students, while advancing the frontier in pure and applied physics.
We are housed in the recently-renovated Riddick Hall, with additional laboratories and
nanofabrication facilities in the renowned
Centennial Campus and the
Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL).
Our faculty, staff, and students are engaged in forefront research in Astrophysics, Nuclear Physics,
Condensed Matter Physics, Biophysics, Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics, and Physics Education Research.
116 graduate students work with 38 tenured and tenure-track faculty, of whom 8 are women. Our
student:faculty ratio is 3:1, providing many opportunities for student-faculty interactions.
Our excellent faculty have won numerous awards, including:
- 1 Member of the National Academy of Science
- 6 Fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science
- 11 NSF, DOE, and NIH Career and Young Investigator Awards
- 24 American Physical Society Fellows
Our research is supported by an annual budget of $7 million in external funds, primarily from federal agencies such as NSF, DOE, NASA, and NIH.
Physics Department Graduate Programs Office
204 Riddick Hall
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8202
Phone 919-515-8706, fax: 919-515-6538