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, 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.

News and Announcements

 

Carlo Rovelli Lecture

White Holes: A Free Public Lecture and Book Signing by Carlo Rovelli, Ph.D.

Thursday, May 9, 2024 | 7:00-9:00 p.m. | Friedberg Auditorium, Osher Lifelong Learning, FAU Boca Raton Campus

Come hear New York Times bestselling author and theoretical physicist, Carlo Rovelli, Ph.D., as he guides us in exploring the exotic nature of black holes, their fate, and the science behind it. Learn more and register.

 

 

FAU Observatory ‘Nova Watch’

Nova Watch - T Corona Borealis will go Nova soon

We expect to witness the 1st reaction, in that, T Corona Borealis will go Nova soon. Estimated this year, between March and Septemer, of 2024, with a greater chance occuring in April and/or May.  There are patterns to T CrB's brightness, from its last flare up in 1946, that are being repeated again now. Hence, we expect it soon. Learn more.

 

 

 

FAU Observatory ‘Stellar Love’ Public Viewing Event

FAU Experts Available to Discuss Upcoming Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States and Canada, on Monday, April 8. The last solar eclipse took place on Aug. 21, 2017, and this astronomical event will not happen again until Aug. 12, 2045. Learn more.

 

 

 

FAU Observatory ‘Stellar Love’ Public Viewing Event

FAU Observatory ‘Stellar Love’ Public Viewing Event

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.

 
 

Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., Named AAS Fellow

Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., Named AAS Fellow

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.

CBS12 - A fall tradition: FAU hosts annual pumpkin drop

Science departments from Florida Atlantic University dropped pumpkins off a building Friday morning. Read more.

 
 

FAU's annual pumpkin drop shows how fun meets physics

FAU's annual pumpkin drop shows how fun meets physics

WPBF Channel 25 reports on the FAU Annual FAU Pumpkin Drop 2023. Watch now.

 
 

FAU’s Astronomical Observatory Hosted ‘Ring of Fire’ Partial Solar Eclipse Event

FAU’s Astronomical Observatory Hosted ‘Ring of Fire’ Partial Solar Eclipse Event

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 Serves as Expert for USA Today 'Pressure on Titanic Sub' Article

Professor Serves as Expert for USA Today 'Pressure on Titanic Sub' Article

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.

 

Professional Science Master in Medical Physics

Professional Science Master in Medical Physics

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.

 

4 students  are accepted in Residency programs

Four Students are Accepted in Residency Programs

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U.S. Representative Tours First Drone-based Quantum Network at FAU

U.S. Representative Tours First Drone-based Quantum Network at FAU

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.



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.



 

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