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.

2019 Autumn graduation

Congratulations to all our Faculty of Science graduates. We hope you enjoyed sharing your graduation ceremony with family and friends and wish you the best for your future endeavours.

Take 10 with Dr JJ Eldridge

Dr JJ Eldridge gives us 10 minutes of her time to discuss her research on binary stars and how these stars change our understanding of the Universe.

Youngest ever graduate

Seven Sharp meets New Zealand’s youngest university graduate, Tristan Pang, who graduated with Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Physics in this week's graduation ceremony.