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

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

Crunching The Numbers

Frictionless optical components increase computer performance while lowering energy consumption More
Aug 27 2020 | Columbia Engineering Magazine

Enabling New DNA-Based Therapy For Anti-Cancer Drug Delivery

Scientists designed a tunable peptide-like molecular coating that enables 3-D DNA origami to maintain their structural integrity and functionality in different More
Mar 13 2020 | By Brookhaven National Laboratory | Images Courtesy of Brookhaven National Laboratory

Beating the Heat in the Living Wings of Butterflies

Columbia engineers and Harvard biologists discover that butterflies have specialized behaviors and wing scales to protect the living parts of their wings. More
Jan 28 2020 | By Holly Evarts | Image Credit: Nanfang Yu and Cheng-Chia Tsai | Video Credit: Nanfang Yu and Jane Nisselson/Columbia Engineering