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.

Postgraduate Week 2018

Research opportunities, a love of learning and career opportunities are just some of the reasons to start your postgraduate journey. Find out more and register for the Science information evening on 21 May.

Working with like-minded students

BSc student Liam Quinn says it is a bit too early to know where he'll end up, but he's thoroughly enjoying working alongside his fellow physics students on assignments, tutorials and in-class problems.

Superconductor sandwiches

‘Superconductor sandwiches’ sound like the latest lunch craze, but they are actually a physics experiment. Rutherford postdoctoral fellow Ben Mallett tells us about his work with superconductors and magnetic materials.