Department of Physics

image of universe with quote from carl sagan


Why study Physics? Physics is a fundamental science that is the basis of all sciences from chemistry, engineering, to medicine. What do physicists do?  We ask questions such as what is matter made of? The answers we get from our theoretical models and high-energy experiments are applied to study microscopic and macroscopic properties of matter, to diagnose, treat, and manage diseases and disorders, and to study the origin and evolution of the entire universe.

Small class sizes, world-class research, and individual attention - that is what you will get at the Department of Physics at Fresno State.  Come join us!


You are Invited for the 2016 Physics Department Graduation Dinner!  

PLEASE NOTE: The location for our graduation dinner has changed due to the chance of rain.  We will be in the University Dining Hall near the dorms.  [click to get a map]

You are invited to join us on May 7 for our annual graduation dinner celebration!  [learn more, or Register Now]  See what else is going on in town that weekend [pdf]


ColloquiumOur Next Colloquium: 
The colloquium series for Spring 2016 has ended.  See the full schedule for information about upcoming events.


College of Science and Mathematics
Spring 2016 Convocation

To participate in the College Convocation and reception, you must register by April 29, 2016.
Click the link below for registration and additional convocation information.