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Learn about the many reasons the University of Idaho could be a perfect fit for you. Schedule Your Visit

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Alternative Service Break

Travel to Ecuador, Nicaragua or the Philippines during winter break Dec. 27, 2016 to Jan. 9, 2017. Application deadline Sunday, Sept. 18. Apply for ASB

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Parent Orientation

Students and parents can learn their way around campus and discover the many opportunities at UI. Orientation events are Aug. 18-21. Register

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UI Retirees Association

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About the Department of Physics

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


Our faculty is internationally recognized for their physics research. We have research programs in nuclear physics, condensed matter physics, nanophysics, astronomy, planetary science and biological physics. Both undergraduate and graduate students are an integral part of our research programs.


Our faculty take personal pride in educating students and involving them in research. We have a first-rate support staff that assists in all educational, research and outreach activities.


Department of Physics

Physical Address:
Engineering-Physics Rm 311

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 0903
Moscow, ID 83844-0903

Phone: (208) 885-6380

Fax: (208) 885-4055

Web: Department of Physics