Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

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: www.physics.buffalo.edu
Hong Luo
John Cerne
Director of Undergraduate Studies


Physics is the fundamental science underlying the investigation of all natural phenomena. Its elegant experiments and fundamental theories have provided much of the advancements in present-day science and technology. From the smallest sub-atomic particles to the vastness of cosmic expansion, and at the intermediate scales of our lives, in such areas as solid-state electronics, superconductivity, biological function, and geologic events - physics profoundly impacts our understanding of nature and our ability to harness its secrets for the progress of human kind.

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.

Last updated: August 18 2022 17:03:08