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.

Laser could zap prostate cancer

Professor Cather Simpson, Dr Claude Aguergaray and their research team are developing a non-invasive, ultra-fast laser diagnostic tool to increase greatly the accuracy of prostate cancer detection.

Enrol for 2019

After gaining admission to a programme of study and accepting your offer of place online, you can enrol for courses. Enrol early to get into the courses and class times you want. Find out more.

FAQs about climate change

Dr Tra Dinh spent spent some time looking up the numbers quantifying the impacts and costs of climate change. Read her thebigq article to find out how you can do a bit more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.