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College of Arts & Sciences
Physics and Astronomy

  • See it from the Total Solar Eclipse Capital of the East Coast Be prepared for an amazing experience as the shadow of the moon falls on Columbia, SC at 2:41pm on Monday, August 17.more

  • Belle II Detector at KEK in Japan Dr. Hulya Atmacan, a postdoctoral fellow in our department, in front of the Belle II detector in KEK, Japan, where she is playing a leading role in installation, testing, and commissioning of the detector.more

  • Dr. Crittenden's lab

    Measurement of Magnetic Properties of a Thin Film Dr. Crittenden's Lab Photo by Fiona Oxshermore

  • Ultrafast Pump-probe Spectroscopy for Studying Nanoparticles Dr. Crawford's Lab Photo by Evelyn Wongmore

  • Faculty Awards Awards received by faculty in the Department of Physics & Astronomymore

Welcome!  We offer many opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students leading to B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, as well as a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program and PostDoctoral fellowships over an exciting range of theoretical, experimental, and computational topics. Since the early 1800’s, our department has been a proud home of eminent educators and researchers; our past and current faculty include Professors John LeConte, Anthony Philip French, Yakir Aharonov,  Richard A Webb,  and many others. We remain strongly committed to quality and diversity. Please feel free to follow the links on this page and check out the great opportunities.