The Department of Physics

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The World of Physics
Physics is the study of matter and energy and its interactions; therefore, physics describes the fundamental nature of our reality in this existence. It is the most basic of sciences and the foundation of many aspects of our modern civilization. 
Look around. You would be hard pressed to find pieces of technology (i.e., micro and nanoelectronics, lasers, solar panels, nuclear power plants), as well as medical devices, that were not at one time research tools of or examples of some fundamental principles discovered and explored by physicists. 
As our world continues on its juggernaut of unstoppable technical progress, sustaining economic activity will require increased numbers of individuals educated at higher and higher levels of technical skill. There is no level higher than that of physics, thus studying physics is great preparation for an endeavor that you may desire or undertake. 
On the other hand, you may just have an insatiable curiosity about how the universe works! Studying physics is the best way to satisfy this curiosity and prepare for the challenges of life in the future.

About The Department of Physics
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Plasma Science and Tech

Center for Plasma Science & Technology

CePaST is home to a highly successful team of faculty, students, and researchers dedicated to new science and novel applications of theoretical, experimental, computational plasma physics and so much more. 
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Student & Alumni Spotlight

For many of our Physics Alumni, graduation was only the beginning. 
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Student Organizations

Joining a student organization is an excellent way to expand your network, refine your skills, and boost your resume. 
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Contact Us

CST Department of Physics
Florida A&M University
1530 S. Martin Luther King Blvd | Jones Hall 111
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
(850) 599-3470
(850) 599-3577