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, the Professional MS in Medical Physics, and Medical Physics Certificate for PhD holders.
Our active research areas include Classical and Quantum Gravity, Astrophysics, Physics of Materials and Biological Systems, Statistical Mechanics, Neuroscience, Nonlinear Systems, and Medical Physics.
What’s more romantic than stargazing? Spend a night under the stars with your sweetheart at FAU’s Astronomical Observatory on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. Don’t miss what promises to be a stellar evening!
The Observatory is located in the FAU Science Building, SE-434, on the Boca Raton campus. This event is free to all members of the public and the FAU community. No advance registration is required. For directions and event details. Read more.
Congratulations to Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., Professor of Physics and Bjorn Lamborn Endowed Chair in Astrophysics, was named a 2024 American Astronomical Society (AAS) Fellow. Read more.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) — Science departments from Florida Atlantic University dropped pumpkins off a building Friday morning. Read more.
WPBF Channel 25 reports on the FAU Annual FAU Pumpkin Drop 2023. Watch now.
Florida Atlantic University’s Astronomical Observatory hosted a “Sidewalk Astronomy” event to view this fall’s solar eclipse, known as the “ring of fire” on Oct. 14. Read more.
Professor and Chair of Physics, Luc Wille, Ph.D., discusses the intensity of the pressure and stresses on the Titan submersible with USA Today. Read more.
The Schmidt College of Science’s Professional Science Master in Medical Physics (PSMMP) degree program provides students with a strong foundation in radiological and applied physics training within the medical physics profession so that graduates can go on to create the cutting-edge medical technologies of tomorrow. See more.
United States Rep. Cory Mills ( R-Fla.) visited Florida Atlantic University today to tour FAU’s quantum physics laboratory in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Warner A. Miller, Ph.D., a professor of physics who spearheads the laboratory, provided an overview and demonstration of the nation’s first drone-based, mobile quantum network housed at FAU. Read more.
“Any field recognized with a Nobel Prize has the recognition of the world as being at the forefront of important science, and quantum just got this boost,” said Charles E. Schmidt College of Science professor of physics Warner Miller, Ph.D. Read more.