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
In your email, be sure to include your full name, NSHE ID, class and/or lab section number.

Fall 2019 Lab Manuals - TBD

Physics Instructional Support Center: Fall Hours: TBD

Conference Room Calendar:     Goudsmit Conference Room 208,     

Department 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.