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Department of Physics

Soon, a new age of quantum mechanics and nanoscale physics-based technologies will transform virtually every aspect of our lives, from computing and communication to renewable energy sources and sensors – just like the personal computer, Internet, and artificial intelligence revolutions that came before it.

Faculty in the Department of Physics at Stevens are at the forefront of innovation in the new quantum era. We're making groundbreaking contributions to atomic, molecular and optical physics, photonics technology, quantum optics, quantum information science and quantum engineering – and our academic programs are training the next generation of scientists, engineers, and industry leaders to do the same:

Academic Programs

In our programs, you'll explore the interaction between fundamental physics and technology, learn from leading experts, and leave ready for a successful career in research or quantum engineering.

Catalyze Your Career

Hands-on, collaborative learning is built into our educational experience. Here, you'll learn how to harness your curiosity to drive innovation.
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Learn About Our Research

Our faculty and students conduct formative research and develop technology applications in a broad spectrum of fields, including atomic, molecular and optical physics, quantum information science, and remote sensing and graphene technologies.

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STEM Outreach at the Schaefer School

The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science is dedicated to science, technology, engineering, and math education and enrichment at all levels. Our numerous STEM outreach and education programs are designed to instill a love of science and technology in both teachers and students from K - 12 throughout the New York and New Jersey area, and beyond.

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Department of Physics

Location on campus

Burchard Building


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