Department of Physics

Explore the Universe

The Physics Department is dedicated to cutting-edge research and teaching immersed within a multidisciplinary science environment. At the undergraduate level, we offer BS and BA degrees. Our graduate program leads to MS and Ph.D. degrees, and a new Professional MS in Medical Physics.

Our active research areas include Classical and Quantum Gravity, Astrophysics, Physics of Materials and Biological Systems, Statistical Mechanics, Neuroscience, Nonlinear Systems, and Medical Physics.

News and Announcements

Medical Physics Students Congratulations to our four Medical Physics Students!

These graduates were accepted in Residency programs fully funded, and they will become Certified Medical Physicists with a Doctorate from the American Board of Radiology (DABR) upon completion of the Residency. The two-years residency begins July 1, 2021. Find out more.

Daniel Gil Daniel Gil Valenzuela Earns Stan and Renee Wimberly Scholar Award

Our undergraduate student Daniel Gil Valenzuela, mentored by Vivian Merk, Ph.D., was selected to be Florida Atlantic University’s 2021 Stan and Renee Wimberly Scholar. The Wimberly Scholar award, which has been given to one FAU student each year since 1971, is the most prestigious student academic prize given by our university. It is awarded in recognition of outstanding academic achievement. Read more.

today TODAY Show Live at FAU Observatory To Talk Mars Landing

The TODAY Show was LIVE at the FAU Observatory with Eric Vandernoot, manager of the observatory, talking about the Mars landing.  Watch here .



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