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Department of Physics

Graduate Program

The UC Davis Department of Physics provides a dynamic and diverse environment for the training of graduate students. With our three core research areas of condensed matter, high energy physics, and cosmology and smaller programs in nuclear physics, high energy astrophysics, computational science and physics education, the opportunities for the motivated student are almost endless. Our graduate students go on to prestigious postdoctoral positions and excellent industry placements. The following links provide details of the program and the application process.

Shields library and Bookhead,
one of seven Egghead
sculptures on campus
Shields Library and Bookhead


Angela Sharma

Graduate Program Coordinator
Office: 174A Physics
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-12pm and 1-4pm
Phone: 530-752-1501

Rena Zieve

Vice Chair, Graduate Matters
Office: 243 Physics