Welcome to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University! Our faculty members are involved in front-line research in a number of areas, including condensed matter physics and nanophysics, nuclear and atomic physics, biophysics and neurophysics, physics education research, extragalactic astronomy, stellar astrophysics, astroinformatics, and solar physics. Our faculty run the Center for Nano-Optics (CeNO) and the Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA), and we have numerous other interdisciplinary and international collaborations. Our faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates explore nature at all scales using our state-of-the-art research laboratories and external facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory, the CHARA interferometric array, Apache Point Observatory, and the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging.Training graduate students to become creative and independent scientists and teachers in a diverse environment is a major focus of our department. Several of our graduate students have recently won national fellowships. Providing undergraduate students with the tools that they need for successful careers and/or future graduate study is also a major focus, through both classroom instruction and a significant research experience for each student. GSU and Atlanta provide a rich environment for learning, pleasant living conditions, and sport and cultural activities. We invite you to explore our department in more detail and contact us directly if you would like more information.