Physics : Overview

Department of Physics

Contact Information

College of Arts and Sciences
239 Fronczak Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1500

Phone: 716.645.2017
Fax: 716.645.2507
Web Address:
Hong Luo
Bernard Weinstein
Director of Undergraduate Studies


Physics is the fundamental science underlying the investigation of all natural phenomena. It has provided much of the theory and many of the experimental techniques that are widely used in present-day science and technology. The impressive list of developments that have come directly from physics includes: solid-state electronics; lasers and masers; the nuclear magnetic resonance techniques used in biology, chemistry, and medicine; X-ray crystallography; electron microscopy; and superconductivity.

Physics has also provided a stimulus to philosophy and to the general development of the ideas that seek to explain our relation to the rest of the universe.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:02:00 EST