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.

AskAuckland Central

Visit us in Alfred Nathan House for information and advice on your degree, your enrolment, fee payments, how to find your way around the campus, Campus Card, visa renewals and more.

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.

  • Apply now for a 2018 graduate teaching assistant opportunity
    01 February 2018
    The Faculty of Science invites expressions of interest from postgraduate students for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions in 2018.
  • Research Bazaar 2018 | Apply to attend now
    22 May 2018
    The Research Bazaar (ResBaz) is a three-day festival promoting digital literacy in modern research. This is a free, annual event to help you master several new research skills while having fun. Applications for ResBaz Auckland 2018 are now open. If you would like to attend, find out more and apply.