Applied Physics Program

Welcome to the Applied Physics Program in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics.
 

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Undergraduate Program

The applied physics undergraduate program stresses the basic physics that underlies most developments in engineering and the mathematical tools that are important to both physicists and engineers.

Graduate Programs

We offer graduate studies leading to the Master of Science (MS), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees.

Applied Physics (AP) includes plasma physics and controlled fusion, solid-state physics, optical and laser physics

Mauel Featured in Newsweek

"Delivery of the first ITER Central Solenoid module is an exciting milestone for the demonstration of fusion energy . . . " More
Jun 21 2021 | Newsweek

Building Tough 3D Nanomaterials with DNA

Columbia Engineers use DNA nanotechnology to create highly resilient synthetic nanoparticle-based materials that can be processed through conventional More
Mar 19 2021 | By Holly Evarts | Photos and Animation Oleg Gang/Columbia Engineering

Quantum Leaps

There's much excitement about how quantum computers will transform communications technology. They may also very well hold a key to combating climate change. More
Oct 21 2020 | Columbia Engineering Magazine
Press Release

Is Nuclear Fusion Finally Within Reach?

"Imagine a society where we don’t have to worry about the supply of energy or the cost of sustainability." - Michael Mauel, Professor of Applied Physics More
Sep 15 2020 | By Ryan Mandelbaum | Columbia Engineering Magazine