Department of Physics


Our research

The University of Auckland is home to the largest Department of Physics at any New Zealand university. Our research ranges from fundamental particle physics to the development of advanced technologies.

We have world-class laboratory facilities and our scientists participate in a range of international collaborations, including MOA, which search for planets around distant stars, and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva.

Our work is supported by organisations ranging from industrial firms, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand’s prestigious Marsden Fund, and major international funding agencies.

We are revamping our research website, so check back frequently for changes.

The department welcomes enquiries from potential research students - see the links on this page for possible postgraduate research topics and available funded PhD projects.

If you have any questions for us about our research or postgraduate study in the department, please get in touch.