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Graduate Physics Program

Fast Facts

  • 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
    • 5 Fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • 12 NSF, DOE, ONR, and NIH Career and Young Investigator Awards
    • 23 American Physical Society Fellows
  • Our research is supported by an annual budget of $6.4 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