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The Department of Applied Physics

Applied Physics is a graduate department in the School of Humanities and Sciences. It is one of three elements — Applied Physics, Physics, and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory — in the broader physics community at Stanford. The Department emphasizes fundamental research in areas of potential technological importance and in areas of science where a physics point of view is particularly effective. The Department also has a tradition of inventing new tools for science and new devices for technology. Present activities include research in accelerator physics, atomic and molecular physics, biophysics, condensed matter and materials physics, nanoscience and technology, photonics, quantum information, synchrotron radiation and ultrafast science.

Because of the broad range of techniques and intellectual points of view that are relevant to contemporary applied physics, the coursework and research in the Department are designed to bring the student into contact with activity in several disciplines related to physics, such as engineering, materials science, biology and chemistry. The program of graduate training is designed to prepare graduates for professional leadership careers in science and technology, either in academia or in industrial environments. Students may enter the Department with the intention of obtaining either a MS or a PhD or both degrees.

Mailing Address : Department of Applied Physics
348 Via Pueblo Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-4090
Phone: (650) 723-4027
Location: Spilker Engineering and Applied Science Bldg.
Applied Physics Office Suite, Rooms 116-118
Department Chair: Professor Martin Fejer
Phone: (650) 725-2160 or (650) 723-4027
Email:  fejer@stanford.edu
Administrative Staff: Patrice O’Dwyer
Department Administrator
Phone: (650) 723-4027
Email: podwyer@stanford.edu
Claire K. Nicholas
Administrative Associate
Phone: (650) 723-4028
Email: claireni@stanford.edu