• Simulations uncover the origin of cold gas in galaxy clusters, featured on the cover of Nature Astronomy
  • Signatures of emergent many-body quantum phase transitions and analogies
  • Quantum materials research at GT Physics
  • SimonSwordy Outstanding VERITAS Contribution Award 2019
  • Simulations show the birth of massive black holes, published in Nature
Welcome

The School of Physics offers programs of study leading to B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. The School is comprised of 44 faculty members, 225 undergraduate majors (one of the largest programs in the United States) and 130 graduate students.

The Howey Physics Building is comprised of 26,000 sq. ft. of instructional space (classrooms and laboratories), 156,000 sq. ft. of research laboratory space, and adequate office space for faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students and visitors.

Undergraduate

With a degree from the Georgia Tech School of Physics, you'll have the tools you need to succeed whether you decide to go to graduate school or into the industry after graduation. The Bachelor of Science in Physics prepares students for physics graduate programs while the Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics is better suited for entry into industry or preparation for graduate study in some other discipline.

The School of Physics also offers Astrophysics Certificate and Astrophysics Concentration.

Graduate

The graduate program in the School of Physics provides the background and training needed to conduct and complete high quality, world-recognized research. Moreover, owing to the experiences we offer for supervised teaching of undergraduate laboratory courses, graduate students from diverse backgrounds develop into creative physicists who can function effectively in educational, industrial or government laboratory settings. Successful completion of the Ph.D. program in Physics requires (a) completion of course work, (b) participation in seminars and Special Problems, (c) acceptance into Ph.D. candidacy, and (d) thesis research.

Events

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28

Sloppy models, differential geometry, and why science works

Oct
12

A Mind Over Matter: The Life and Science of Philip W. Anderson

Oct
19

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Job Opportunities

News

Ten College of Sciences researchers, staffers, and students are among those named as 2020 Faces o

Sep 11 2020

Please join the College of Sciences in welcoming the new leadership of Georgia Tech’s

Aug 28 2020

Every year, the College of Sciences reserves a date in early fall to host a special awards dinner

Aug 28 2020

Neutron stars collide, and a swarm of heavy elements like gold and platinum shoot out into the un

Aug 27 2020