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 our newly opened student information centre, Alfred Nathan House, for information and advice on your degree, how to find your way around the campus, your enrolment, fee payments and Campus Card.

JJ Elridge on binary stars

Seventy-five per cent of stars in the galaxy are in a binary system - and single stars like our Sun are rare. Read more in the NZ Herald's Science Made Simple interview with Dr JJ Eldridge.

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.