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.

The kids know climate change is not OK

School kids striking in protest at climate change will one day look back at us and question why we thought doing nothing was okay.

Farm, food and photonics

The 21st century may come to be known as the Age of Photonics, as we exploit our ability to make and manipulate light as an amazing carrier of energy and information. View Cather Simpson's public lecture at Perimeter (starts 8 minutes in)