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Experimental & Theoretical Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Nevada, Reno specializes in atomic, molecular, plasma, and condensed matterFaculty and students benefit from close collaborations with national and international laboratories.

Department News & Upcoming Events

  • ATTENTION STUDENTS TAKING FALL PHYSICS COURSES: Physics labs for PHYS 151, 152, 180, 181, and 182 start the week of September 8th. Click here to view the lab schedule.
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This video was taken on 3/29/15 by Daniel Shule with his Canon camera as part of an assignment in the Physics Department's ATMS 117 Introduction to Meteorology course taught by Dr. Kristin Lewis. It is a really nice example of cumulus-type clouds and conditional instability in the Reno area.

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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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