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Welcome to the Department of Physics

Rutgers University-Newark



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Graduate Programs

MS & PhD in Experimental or Theoretical Physics
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Undergraduate Programs

Physics (B.A, Minor) and Applied Physics (B.A.)

Physics Graduate Open House

In-person on November 11, 2022 @ 3PM
Smith Hall 2nd floor

Interested in pursuing a PhD or MS degree in Physics? Join us on November 11 to learn about our research and how to apply, and chat with faculty and students!


Fall 2022 Undergraduate Research Event

Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Physics

Our talented undergraduates learned about the various research in the Physics Department on October 19, 2022. Come join our groups!

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Physics Colloquium

Fridays at 11:30am Smith Hall room 241.  Weekly seminars on an array of physics topics given by top academic minds and industry professionals.


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Global Physics Community

Worldwide Physics Seminars

100 scientists from around the world attend opening session of PhD Student Seminars organized by our postdoc Dr. Lionel Lacombe! Opening talk from our very own PhD student Davood Dar.

Prof. Pavanello wins National Award!

2022 American Chemical Society Early-Career Award

CONGRATULATIONS Professor Michele Pavanello for winning the highly prestigious Early-Career Award in Theoretical Physical Chemistry from the American Physical Society! An exceptional achievement!

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Smith Hall Room 211
101 Warren St.
Newark, NJ 07102
United States

Tel: 973-353-5250

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Xuejian Wu

Xuejian Wu

Assistant Professor

Estelle Kunoff Epstein

Estelle Kunoff Epstein

Physics Instructor

Zhen Wu

Zhen Wu


Neepa Maitra

Neepa Maitra

Professor, Chair