Nov 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics, with concentrations in three research areas: laser physics, high pressure physics (in collaboration with LLNL and LANL), and condensed matter physics. The Department of Physics and Astronomy also offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Astronomy. The astronomers make use of space telescopes such as the Hubble Space Telescope, Swift, Chandra Xray Observatory and XMM-Newton Observatory, etc. to conduct research. The department’s experimental research programs are supported by fully equipped laboratories and mechanical, electronic and glass shops. The department is well equipped with state-of-the-art computing facilities, which allow for performing virtually any modeling and computer simulation.

Tao Pang, Ph.D., Chair

Timothy Porter, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator  


Program Information 

Physics and Astronomy Faculty  

Physics & Astronomy Courses  

Department Website


Master of Science - Astronomy  

Master of Science - Physics  

Doctor of Philosophy - Astronomy  

Doctor of Philosophy - Physics