Welcome to the Department of Physics


The University of Auckland is home to New Zealand's largest Department of Physics. Our students and scientists explore the fundamental properties of the physical world, and tackle problems ranging from searching for planets around other stars to developing new medical imaging devices and laser technologies.

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Life, the universe and everything

Is our universe part of a larger multiverse? What types of planets circle circle other stars in the galaxy? Professor Richard Easter talks about the work of Te Ao Mārama, a new centre asking the big questions in science.

Why science is sexist

Associate Professor Nicola Gaston says sexism is rife in the world of science, and affects how, and with whom, academics collaborate. She talks to Radio New Zealand about what that means for female scientists.

  • Stardome Lates | The Fartherest Event as iCalendar
    16 November 2017 - 23 November 2017, 8pm
    Auckland's Stardome is screening this critically-acclaimed film, a standout from the 2017 New Zealand International Film Festival, which follows the journey of the Voyager space missions through the eyes of the engineers and scientists who built it.