• Tech plays role in one of the most significant discoveries in the world of physics this century.
  • For this Nanocatalyst, One Atom Makes a Big Difference
  • Professor Pablo Laguna receives the 2016 Edward A. Bouchet Award from the APS
  • Entering the Strange World of Ultracold Chemistry
  • Prof. Maldovan's Work featured in a single-author Nature Materials article.

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.



The 5th Squishy Physics Saturday will discuss Ice-Cream. Lectures and demonstrations will be carried out by John Coupland, Professor of Food Science at Penn State and President-elect of Professional Society for Food Scientists, and by Dan Souza and Molly Birnbaum, from America’s Test Kitchen.


Physics Colloquium


Have a close-up look at DNA; you’ll see it wiggles in the oddest way.

Apr 15 2016

Another view of the universe is becoming available as the facility known as HAWC gathers data.

Apr 15 2016

About 30 miles west of Atlanta lies the town of Douglasville.

Apr 04 2016

Ed Greco is the recipient of Undergraduate Educator Award, in recognition of his

Mar 25 2016

Congratulations to the newly promoted and tenured faculty in the School of Physics!

Mar 17 2016