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