From the Department Head
Welcome to Physics@Penn State! I am proud to belong to a department of innovative scientists, inspiring teachers, creative students, and accomplished alumni. Whether you are an alumnus, friend, prospective student or a casual visitor, I invite you to browse our website and learn about the exciting discoveries Penn State physicists are making at the frontiers of knowledge. According to a multi-year study released by the National Research Council (NRC) in 2010, we are in the top echelon (10-15) of physics departments in the United States (see the phds.org website). We also invite you to visit the Eberly College of Science website for a comprehensive overview about the NRC rankings for all departments in our college.
We also seek to attract faculty, graduate students and postdocs to join our department. If you are interested in becoming part of our community, please consult the "Jobs" tab on our web page for current opportunities.
— Nitin Samarth, George A. and Margaret M. Downsbrough Department Head
nsamarth [at] psu [dot] edu