About the Department

The University of Idaho Department of Physics is the primary Ph.D. granting physics department in the state of Idaho. Our faculty is internationally recognized for their outstanding research in physics. Our graduate students constitute an integral part of that research and many of our undergraduate students are active participants as well. We have strong research programs in nuclear physics, condensed matter physics, nanophysics, astronomy and computational bio-physics. We are a friendly and vigorous faculty who enjoy and take personal pride in involving students in the excitement and challenges at the forefront of research. We have a first-rate support staff that assists in all educational, research, and outreach activities.

Interested in getting to know us better? Are you a prospective student?

Let us know when you will be on campus and one of our faculty will be glad to sit down and talk with you and tell you about our program. For more information contact our Administrative Assistant Karlarose Erhard-Hudson or our Department Chair Professor David McIlroy or call 208-885-6380. We hope to hear from you!

We offer a highly personalized physics educational experience with world-class researchers preparing our students for future careers as scientists and engineers.

Join us in the exciting educational and research opportunities at the University of Idaho.