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Physics Department

Location: 180-204
Phone: (805) 756-2448
Fax: (805) 756-2435
Chair: Jennifer Klay

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Newsletter 2021

Featured Articles

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Physics in the Kitchen

Physics faculty pulled out all the stops to make virtual labs a true Learn by Doing experience. From optical imaging to DC circuits to quantum lab, physics students worked hands-on even though they were at home. 

Karl Saunders

Letter from the Department Chair

Karl Saunders reviews a year like no other in the space-time continuum of Cal Poly Physics.

Read the letter ›

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Everyone Belongs in Physics

The department joined three national initiatives focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Read more about the department's inclusion and equity work ›


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