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 all over the world. We take great pride in teaching our undergraduate and graduate students.
Research opportunities exist for investigating a wide range of topics in theoretical and experimental physics and astronomy including condensed matter physics and nanophysics, nuclear and atomic physics, biophysics and neurophysics, physics education research, extragalactic astronomy, stellar astrophysics, astroinformatics, and solar physics. 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 by looking at our faculty web pages.