Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison!
The UW Physics Department awarded its first PhD in 1899. Since then our students have earned degrees in virtually every area of physics, and our faculty have played key roles in myriad important research efforts.
Congrats to all the students who received scholarship and awards for 2019-20! Please join us for a virtual awards reception Thursday, May 7 at 5pm.
This summer, we are offering several physics courses for online instruction.
Chamberlin Hall is closed, and all courses have moved online. For information on courses, working from home, and other changes to instruction and research activities, please visit our COVID-19 page.