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

 Medical Physics Alumna Maryam Ghasemi Ghonchehnazi Accepted into a Radiation Oncology Residency Program

Maryam Ghasemi, an alumna of the Professional Science Master in Medical Physics was admitted into a residency program at the University of California at San Diego Department of Radiation Oncology. Read more



 Medical Physics Alumna Marjan Shojaei Admitted to Residency in Radiation Oncology

Marjan Shojaei, a graduate of the FAU internationally accredited Professional Science Master in Medical Physics in the fall of 2018, is admitted to residency in radiation oncology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Marjan was hired as an assistant medical physicist at the South Florida Proton Therapy Institute (SFPTI), prior to her graduation. Read more .



 A Conversation with Scientific Editor and Physics Professor Ata Sarajedini

Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., professor and Bjorn Lamborn Endowed Chair in Astrophysics, was recently interviewed by the American Astronomical Society of Journals to discuss his research and role as a scientific editor for the AAS Journals. Sarajedini goes into detail about what is on the horizon for the field, how he chose to study observational stellar astronomy, and more. Watch here.