Department of Physics


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.

  • Unlocking Curious Minds Contestable fund success
    28 May 2015
    Associate Professor Cather Simpson from the Department of Physics and School of Chemical Sciences has just been awarded no less than $130,000.00 as part of the government’s Unlocking Curious Minds Contestable fund, as announced by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce this afternoon.
  • Major funding investment in University of Auckland research
    16 September 2014
    The University of Auckland has received 14 grants totalling more than $48 million of new funding in the latest funding round announced by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment.
  • Major funding investment in University of Auckland science
    12 September 2014
    The University of Auckland has received more than $48 million in new funding in the latest funding round from the Ministry of Innovation, Business and Employment with a $25.5 million investment in leading-edge science research.
  • Classroom seismograph to be installed in Christchurch school
    04 September 2014
    An earthquake monitoring device for schools will be installed at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School in Christchurch tomorrow as part of a University of Auckland outreach programme to show high school-aged students the wonders of science.
  • TEDx talk peers inside the Big Bang
    26 August 2014
    Professor Richard Easther is interviewed by TV3 prior to his TEDx talk.