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About the Department of Physics

The Physics Department at UC San Diego is home to approximately 65 faculty members whose research interests include astrophysics, biophysics, condensed-matter physics, high-energy particle physics, and plasma physics. The graduate program is home to about 160 PhD students in training. In addition to accommodating about 400 physics majors, course enrollments total 16,000 students each academic year, mostly in introductory and general education courses.