Welcome to the Department of Physics at Rutgers University-Newark. Find these Quick Links to learn more about our programs.
We are a growing, internationally recognized department with strong research and academic programs. Our well-published faculty members lead research projects funded by the federal government and industry. Our strengths are in atomic & molecular physics and experimental & theoretical condensed matter physics.
Our cutting-edge facilities include instruments for isotopic laser spectroscopy, excimer physics, advanced magnetic resonance techniques, surface physics, and state-of-the-art supercomputers. Interdisciplinary research is available in collaborations with faculty members of Rutgers-New Brunswick, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
How You Will Learn
Instructors utilize a combination of active learning, Socratic method, and hands-on learning techniques to fully engage students in their physics education. Research professors offer opportunities to work in their NSF and commercially funded labs.
Student Co-Curricular Work
Learning Assistant Program at RU-N, Fall 2018
Top students are recruited to apply and work in the courses they have successfully completed. Being a Learning Assistant is a special status among science and math majors. Contact Caryn Sarnicki
Dr. Claudiu Stan Publishes in Nature Communications.
Dr. Claudiu Stan and his collaborators made consecutive crystal diffraction measurements in less than a millionth of a second, using the world’s most advanced X-ray laser in Germany.
Astronomy and Cosmology 109
Learn about the solar system, white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes and the early universe. No Pre-requisites! Open to non-science and science majors. Course number 21:750:109