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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 on Central Campus and in the Partners-III building on the renowned Centennial Campus, utilizing additional nearby laboratories such as the nanofabrication facilities, ORaCEL 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, 24 postdoctoral scholars, work with 39 tenured and tenure-track faculty and 9 research 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.
  • Raleigh and the triangle are consistently ranked as one of best places to live and work by the press (Forbes, Bloomberg, Time, Financial Times)

Physics Department Graduate Programs Office
204 Riddick Hall
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8202
Phone 919-515-8706, fax: 919-515-6538