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Department of Physics

As one of the first departments established at Stevens Institute of Technology, the Department of Physics has been an active participant in the revolution of physics science and education for 150 years.

In the coming decades, information processing and sensor technologies based on the use of quantum phenomena and nanoscale physics will revolutionize society in much the same way computers have since the 1980s. The Department of Physics aims to train our students to be at the forefront of this revolution. To prepare our graduates, we offer a broad-based education with special emphasis on the fields of atomic, molecular and optical physics, photonics technology and quantum optics and quantum information science.

Our researchers educate the next generation of physicists in fields such as graphene technologies, remote sensing, communications and quantum optics.

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Expand your understanding of the universe and pursue successful research-based careers in diverse industries ranging from defense and aerospace to healthcare, energy, and academia.

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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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