• 2018 Student Recipients
  • Datathon Challenges Students to Create Solutions to Real-World Problems
  • For the first time, scientists have detected a gravitational wave from the collision of two neutron stars. The discovery ushers in a new era of astrophysics, one that allows scientists to see and hear the universe like never before.
  • Congratulation Profs. Rainer Weiss (MIT), Barry Parish (CalTech) and Kip Thorne (CalTech) on the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Georgia Tech researchers bask in the glow of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barrish, and Kip Thorne.

The School of Physics offers programs of study leading to B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. The School is comprised of 44 faculty members, 123 undergraduate majors (one of the largest programs in the United States) and 109 graduate students.

The Howey Physics Building is comprised of 26,000 sq. ft. of instructional space (classrooms and laboratories), 156,000 sq. ft. of research laboratory space, and adequate office space for faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students and visitors.


With a degree from the Georgia Tech School of Physics, you'll have the tools you need to succeed whether you decide to go to graduate school or into the industry after graduation. The Bachelor of Science in Physics prepares students for physics graduate programs while the Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics is better suited for entry into industry or preparation for graduate study in some other discipline.

The School of Physics also offers Astrophysics Certificate and Astrophysics Concentration.


The graduate program in the School of Physics provides the background and training needed to conduct and complete high quality, world-recognized research. Moreover, owing to the experiences we offer for supervised teaching of undergraduate laboratory courses, graduate students from diverse backgrounds develop into creative physicists who can function effectively in educational, industrial or government laboratory settings. Successful completion of the Ph.D. program in Physics requires (a) completion of course work, (b) participation in seminars and Special Problems, (c) acceptance into Ph.D. candidacy, and (d) thesis research.



Georgia Tech is hosting AbGradCon 2018, the popular meeting for astrobiology students and early-career researchers.



New degree programs. More undergraduate admissions.

Apr 30 2018

Mary Elizabeth deVaux Lee fell in love with physics in high school.

Apr 19 2018

Georgia Tech has selected Flavio Fenton and Raquel Lieberman as the joint recipients of the 2018

Mar 29 2018

Stephen Hawking spent his distinguished career studying the universe.

Mar 14 2018

Every two minutes in the U.S., a person dies of sudden cardiac arrest or fibrillation, the most c

Feb 22 2018