Develop a broad, deep, and rigorous knowledge of the quantitative problems that govern the natural world.
Intellectually challenging and exciting graduate research alongside leading physics faculty full of talent, enthusiasm, and imagination.
According to a multi-year study released by the National Research Council (NRC) in 2010, we are in the top echelon (10-15) of physics departments in the United States.
The 2018 US News graduate program rankings listed our gravitational physics/cosmology group and condensed matter physics group as #9 and #11, respectively.
The physics department is also committed to fostering an inclusive community where people of all backgrounds feel safe and supported.
The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park campus) anticipates making two or more faculty appointments in condensed matter physics, AMO physics or biological physics, to start in Fall 2020.
The physics faculty is a community of innovative and inspiring research and instructional physicists at the frontier of science.
My group brings a long record and expertise in the design and construction of noble liquid TPC detectors and their operation in the search for dark matter, and is currently part of two dark matter direct detection experiments, LUX and LZ.
Coronae of supermassive black holes may be the hidden sources of mysterious cosmic neutrinos seen on Earth, according to a new study led by Penn State researchers.