Welcome to the Department of Physics and Astronomy website. We carry out research activities in a broad area, covering the range from constituents of matter at the subatomic and nuclear levels to the formation and evolution of active galaxies. Our CHARA Array is the largest optical/IR interferometer in the world and can be remotely controlled from Atlanta. In their pursuit of original research, departmental faculty (with postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars, graduate and undergraduate students) have collaborations and joint programs with scientists in over 15 countries. We take great pride in teaching our undergraduate and graduate students. Our faculty developed an instructional Physics website (Hyperphysics) which receives about 50 million hits per year.
Research opportunities exist for investigating a wide range of topics in theoretical and experimental physics including astrophysics, atomic physics, molecular physics, biophysics, condensed matter, elementary particle and nuclear physics, and optical physics. Research in astronomy concentrates on nearby stars, binary stars, hot stars, microquasars, Seyfert galaxies, radio galaxies, and blazars. GSU and Atlanta provide a rich environment for learning, pleasant living conditions, and many sport and cultural activities. We invite you to explore in more detail what our department can offer you by looking at faculty web pages.