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.

The Department of Physics is hiring:

Assistant Professor – Computational Physics

Instructor of Physics and Laboratory Manager

News and Announcements

Quantum Physics Accelerates to Top of Soaring Scientific Fields

Quantum Physics Accelerates to Top of Soaring Scientific Fields

“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.



 

WPBF 25 News: Crowd Gathers for FAU's Annual Pumpkin Drop and Physics Carnival

WPBF 25 News: Crowd Gathers for FAU's Annual Pumpkin Drop and Physics Carnival

WPBF 25 News featured the annual Pumpkin Drop and Physics Carnival that took place on Oct. 28. Charles E. Schmidt College of Science faculty launched pumpkins from the top of the College's four-story SE-43 building, all in the name of physics. Watch here.



 

Annual Pumpkin Drop and Physics Carnival

Annual Pumpkin Drop and Physics Carnival

Our Annual Pumpkin Drop and Physics Carnival returned this fall and we all had a smashing good time! Thanks to President John Kelly and Schmidt College of Science Dean Valery Forbes for dropping the first pumpkins, and to the Department of Physics for hosting such an exciting event. View more photos.

 

Researchers Inducted into FAU Chapter of National Academy of Inventors

Researchers Inducted into FAU Chapter of National Academy of Inventors

This year’s inductees include Warner A. Miller, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Physics within FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Read more.



 

 

'Beam Me Up:' Nation's First Quantum Drone Provides Unrivaled Security

'Beam Me Up:' Nation's First Quantum Drone Provides Unrivaled Security

Dr. Warner A. Miller, Ph.D., a Professor of Physics in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, in conjunction with Qubitekk and L3Harris, is leading United States' efforts to develop the first drone-based, mobile quantum network that provides unparalleled security. Read more.



 

Congratulations to Our Medical Physics Students

Congratulations to Our Medical Physics Students

These Spring 2022 graduates were accepted into well-compensated Medical Physics residency programs They will become Certified Medical Physicists, Diplomats of the American Board of Radiology (DABR) upon completion of the residency. Their residency begins July 1, 2022. Read more.



zoubir ASTRO Zoubir Ouhib Named Fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology

The world’s largest society for radiation oncology professionals recently voted to confer upon Zoubir Ouhib, the designation of American Society for Radiation Oncology Fellow (FASTRO). Read more.



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. Read 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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