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Welcome to the Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at Boise State University is dedicated to studying matter, motion, force, and energy, and engaging our students with opportunities in physics studies as well as astronomy research projects with faculty in the areas of nanoscience, biophysics, condensed-matter physics, computational physics and astronomy.

  • Dr. Daniel Fologea recipient of the 2019 COAS Faculty Excellence Award
    Dr. Daniel Fologea recipient of the 2019 COAS Faculty Excellence Award

    College of Arts and Sciences Interim Dean Leslie Durham recognized four deserving faculty members during the spring college meeting as winners of the 2018-19 faculty honors and awards. The college honors and awards committee, comprised of 16 members from 16 COAS departments, reviewed multiple entries and selected four faculty members including Dr. Daniel Fologea.

  • Biophysical Society Conference 2018

    Undergraduate and graduate student researchers from the Department of Physics presented their work at the 62nd Biophysical Society Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

  • Dr. Simmonds demonstrating superconductivity to a group of preschoolers

  • Spring Camping at Bruneau Sand Dunes with the Society of Physics Students

  • Attendants at the 2019 APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics in Logan, UT
    2019 APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics – Logan, UT

    “This was my first time attending CUWiP and the conference exceeded my expectations. Seeing so many women that had the same passion for physics was refreshing and gave me more motivation to continue with my education. The speakers they chose were leading their specific fields and gave me a better idea of what I want to do in the future. It was a great experience that I wish I would have done before my senior year because I would love to go back.” “At the CUWiP, I had the chance to meet and talk to many undergraduate students at Boise State and other surrounding universities. It was cool to see all of the projects that the other students were working on, as well as being able to hear about and gain knowledge of areas of research that I didn't even know existed. It was also inspiring to meet and hear research talks given by distinguished female physicists. This conference was a great opportunity and I fully intend to go back next year!”

  • Supermoon Lunar Eclipse 2015

  • Dr. Ferguson Lab 2

  • Garfield-Stem night
    Physics and Astronomy Club

    Physics students brought science and physics to elementary school students and their families at the annual STEM night at Garfield Elementary School. Pictured are: Kevin Sommer, Aaron Belzeski, Adam Shelton-Jones, Mike Darnell, Simon Pintar and Ciera Partyka-Worley

  • Liposome Research in Dr. Fologea’s Lab

Multipurpose Classroom Building

Room MPCB-420
Multipurpose Classroom Building
2110 W University Dr

Contact information:
Telephone: (208) 426-3775
Fax: (208) 426-4330



Mailing Address:
Department of Physics
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise,Idaho 83725-1570