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.

Orientation 2019

Received an offer of place for 2019? Find out what you need to do before you arrive, what to expect at your Orientation day and where to go for more support. Read more.

Meteor or falling satellite?

Was it a comet, UFO, space junk, meteor or a burning plane? According to Professor Easther the object seen flying through our sky recently was probably the remains of a Russian satellite.

Mission to reveal cosmic ripples

Kiwi scientists have joined a bold mission to measure mysterious cosmic ripples from a trio of orbiting spacecraft. Associate Professor Renate Meyer explains all to the NZ Herald.

  • Funded Doctoral Internships in Mumbai and Medellín
    12 February 2019
    PhD candidate Shohin Aheleroff is in Colombia building international networks and using his expertise to solve real-world industry problems. You could be too with a funded doctoral internship in Mumbai or Medellín. There are still places remaining (NZ citizens and permanent residents only).
  • Apply now for a 2019 graduate teaching assistant opportunity
    01 January 2019
    The Faculty of Science invites expressions of interest from postgraduate students for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions in 2019.