COVID-19 Update:

The Physics Department holds the well-being of department personnel and students as our priority, while continuing our commitment to instruction, research, and service.

Physics Department instruction and activities continue, with courses transitioned to online. Physical access to the department is restricted, requiring prior approval. Employees, faculty, staff, and students needing approval should contact their department supervisor.

A list of UW-Madison resources is available at

Information about working and teaching in Physics.

The UW Physics Department awarded its first PhD in 1899. Since then our students have earned degrees in virtually every area of physics, and our faculty have played key roles in a myriad of important research efforts.

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