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.

  • Winter Bootcamp 2017 (science_news, Events, Science Intranet News) Event as iCalendar
    10 July 2017 - 14 July 2017, 9am - 4:30pm
    Winter Bootcamp is a week long training and education to help researchers up-skill research digital skills.
  • Ihaka lectures 2017: Expressing yourself with R (Science Event Tags, Conferences, Lectures, Seminars, Department of Statistics) Event as iCalendar
    08 March 2017
    Launching our 2017 Ihaka Lecture Series, Hadley Wickham will discuss R as a language, a medium of communication between you and the computer, and you and other programmers.
  • Exploring Pluto: On the Ground, In the Air, and Out in Space (Science Event Tags) Event as iCalendar
    06 July 2016, 7pm
    What have we learned about Pluto since its discovery in 1930? Drawing on his experiences aboard the SOFIA airborne observatory and the New Horizons flyby, Dr Michael Person will discuss the dramatic growth in our knowledge of Pluto, and its implications for our understanding of the outer solar system.