Though the Auburn campus is large, the Physics Department maintains a surprisingly high ratio of faculty members to our physics majors and graduate students. There are more than 20 full-time faculty and approximately 60 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students. This means that each student receives the sort of individual attention that is usually only available at much smaller schools.
Research projects are currently underway in plasma physics including magnetic fusion and dusty plasmas, condensed matter physics with an emphasis on wide band-gap semiconductors for microelectronic devices and calculation of transport properties, atomic physics probing the fundamental properties of atoms, molecules and ions, and space physics exploring the Earth's magnetosphere. The research is done in teams that include faculty, postdoctoral students, graduate and undergraduate students.
In the past few years, Auburn has invested millions of dollars in labs and computational facilities where students and faculty do research. These include:
Auburn University - The main campus has an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. Auburn University offers degrees in 13 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.
College of Sciences and Mathematics - The College is comprised of 5 departments: Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology and Geography, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics. The College is one of the largest at Auburn with more than 2,000 undergraduate students and 125 M.S. and 150 Ph.D. students studying curricula offered by the College.
Department of Physics - The Department has more than 20 full-time faculty, approximately 50 graduate students, and approximately 60 undergraduate physics majors. It is housed in two buildings, Allison Lab and Leach Science Center. For further information and to arrange for a visit, please call 334-844-4264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.