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Welcome to the Department of Physics

Rutgers University-Newark


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Graduate Programs

MS & PhD's in Experimental or Theoretical Physics
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Undergraduate Programs

Physics (B.A, Minor) and Applied Physics (B.A.)
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Dr. Xuejian Wu joins Rutgers Physics as an Assistant Professor Spring 2021.

Dr. Wu arrives from UC Berkeley with an interest in advancing quantum sensors to new regimes, with unprecedented sensitivity, miniaturized size, turn-key operations, and versatile functions.


Dr. Li Zhu Joins Rutgers Physics as an Assistant Professor Fall 2021.

Dr. Li Zhu will join the Rutgers, physics faculty from the Carnegie Institute of Science.  Dr. Zhu brings with him a passion for materials informatics and computational materials design.

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Physics Colloquium

Fridays at 1:30pm Smith Hall room 206.  Weekly seminars on an array of physics topics given by top academic minds and industry professionals.


Student Achievement

Doralia Castillo Receives Research Fellowship

Physics Club President, Ms. Castillo will conduct research in experimental & theoretical fluid mechanics at Cal-Tech's Wave Fellows Summer Research Program with Dr. Beverley McKeon's Group.

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Smith Hall Room 212
101 Warren St.
Newark, NJ 07102
United States

Tel: 973-353-5250

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Zhen Wu

Zhen Wu


Michele Pavanello

Michele Pavanello

Associate Professor and Physics Chair

Daniel Murnick

Daniel Murnick

Distinguished Professor

Tatiana Morozova

Tatiana Morozova

Part-Time Lecturer