Programs in Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, Materials Science and Engineering, and Medical Physics

Applied Physics | Applied Mathematics | Materials Science & Engineering | Medical Physics

APAM Department Research

The Department is a leader in advanced research including nanoscale science, advanced scientific computing, applied mathematics, earth science, plasma physics and controlled fusion, solid-state physics, optical and laser physics, medical physics, and materials for information technologies.

APAM Research



The faculty, research staff, and students in the APAM Department are a vital and coherent group of active scholars, heavily involved in several interdisciplinary research areas including nanoscale science, advanced scientific computing, earth science, plasma physics, and materials for information technologies.

Faculty | Researchers | Students

The Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics is unique, with vibrant academic programs and cutting-edge research spanning from applied physics, to applied mathematics, to materials science and engineering, and to medical physics. These efforts highlight our Department, as do the many interconnections between them.

Modeling ways to predict weather. Decoding the mathematics of cancer. Testing sophisticated solutions for developing nanoscale devices. Pioneering fusion energy. Those are just some of the extraordinary advances made in our Department.

Ask Us Anything – Lorenzo Polvani

Lorenzo Polvani is interested in quantifying and distinguishing the effects of anthropogenic forcings from natural climate variability. More
May 09 2023 | Columbia Engineering
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Yang Receives DURIP Award

Yuan Yang was awarded an instrument from the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) program. More
Nov 28 2022