Graduate Studies in Physics

Graduate education in physics at UAlbany offers students a wide variety of research opportunities. The primary areas of experimental and theoretical research in the Department of Physics (link to research) biological physics, high-energy particle physics, materials physics, x-ray optics, information physics, computational physics, statistical mechanics, quantum field theory, string theory, and relativity.

The Department of Physics is housed in the Joseph Henry building. Joseph Henry was born in Albany; his pioneering discovery of electromagnetic induction was made while teaching at the Albany Academy between 1828 and 1831. The faculty includes 14 members (excluding emeriti) and the graduate enrollment is about 40 students. A list of the current faculty with links to their research programs is available here.