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Experimental & Theoretical Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Nevada, Reno specializes in atomic, molecular, optical and chemical physics, high energy density and plasma physics, condensed matter physics, and atmospheric sciences. Faculty and students benefit from close collaborations with national and international laboratories.

Department News & Upcoming Events

  • For any enrollment questions or conflicts with registration, including waiving prerequisites or changing a lab, please e-mail
  • Summer 2016 is here! Classes start on May 16th. Please check MyNEVADA for Summer Physics, Astronomy, and Atmospheric Science courses and specific start dates.
  • Click here for Summer Session 1 Labs, and click here for Summer Session 2 Labs.
  • ATTENTION STUDENTS TAKING PHYS 151, 152, 180, 181, and 182 LABS: Per new policy, there will be no make-up labs.

Full Department Calendar

Degrees & Programs

Physics Degrees

The Department of Physics offers undergraduate and graduate degrees with numerous areas of specialty such as molecular physics, molecular, astronomy and more.

Terawatt Facility

Terawatt Facility

The Nevada Terawatt Facility is the department's premier experiment facility. 

Contact Us

Department of Physics (0220)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

Phone (775) 784-6792

Fax (775) 784-1398

Leifson Physics, Room 225

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