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 PhD 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

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 .




clyde Remembering Professor Emeritus Clyde Burnett

Clyde Ray Burnett, Ph.D., a longstanding faculty member in the Department of Physics at Florida Atlantic University, died peacefully in his mountain home near Rollinsville, Colorado on May 27, 2020, after a short illness. Read more.



 ataAta Sarajedini, Ph.D., Installed as Inaugural Bjorn Lamborn Endowed Chair in Astrophysics

Lamborn’s philanthropic dream came to fruition on July 1, 2020, with the installation of Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., as the inaugural chair holder of the Bjorn Lamborn Endowed Chair in Astrophysics. Read more.