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Department of Physics

Our Department of Physics has actively participated in the revolutions in physics and education since 1870.

In the coming decades, new technologies based on quantum mechanics and nanoscale physics will revolutionize virtually every aspect of our lives, from computing and communication to renewable energy sources and sensors. This quantum era promises to have an impact comparable to the development of the computer and the internet. 

At the forefront of this innovation are our faculty, making groundbreaking contributions to atomic, molecular and optical physics, photonics technology, quantum optics, quantum information science and quantum engineering – with the latter three emphasized in our programs:

Academic Programs

In our physics programs, you'll expand your understanding of the inner-workings of the universe, learn from leading experts, and leave prepared to launch a successful research-based career.

Catalyze Your Career

Hands-on learning is built into the Stevens educational experience. Here, you'll harness your curiosity to catalyze your career.
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Learn About Our Research

Our faculty and students conduct formative research 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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Department of Physics


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