Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University
The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a diverse program and consistently ranks amongst the best and largest in the country. The department has over 70 tenured and tenure track faculty members, over 200 graduate students, and about 400 undergraduate majors. In addition, it has about over 20 research professors, and about 40 adjunct and affiliated professors. The department shares faculty with the CN Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, a leading center for high energy physics, formal/string theory, cosmology, quantum information science, and statistical mechanics; the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, a research center devoted to furthering fundamental knowledge in geometry and theoretical physics, especially knowledge at the interface of these two disciplines; and the Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology, with an aim to advance biology and medicine through discoveries in physics, mathematics and computational science. The department also collaborates closely with the Brookhaven National Lab, the Flatiron Institute and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science. The Department is host to the Center for Frontiers in Nuclear Science and the Center for Accelerator Science and Education. Current and past faculty members have received numerous top honors in the field, including the Nobel Prize, the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, the National Academy of Science membership, American Association of the Advancement of Science fellowship, American Physical Society fellowship, and more.