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What is Physics?

Physics is a corner stone of Natural Sciences that investigate the fundamental principles of all natural phenomena and develop new science and technology to lead innovation. In Physics, we investigate dynamics and properties of matter in a wide range, from elementary particles that constitute matter to the whole universe.

Looking for the elementary particles and the origin of matter

Research Areas

High Energy (Particle) Physics and Nuclear Physics investigate the origin of the univer-se and the essence of energy. Astrophysics studies the birth and the evolution of the universe and the structure and properties of various stellar objects. The properties of condensed matter including solids and liquids and its universality are studied by Cond-ensed Matter Physics. Optics explores the properties of light and its application and Statistical Physics applies statistical methods to various physical phenomena. As a part of nano-science, Nano-Physics researches the properties of matter at the nano scale and the application of such materials. Niophysics treats life with the view points of physics and energy science deals with energy recycle, energy storage, eco-energy and so on.

← Looking for the elementary particles and the origin of matter

Importance of Physics

Physics is an outcome of intellectual inquiry activities of human beings for describing natural phenomena and its importance cannot be overemphasized. The principles of Nature that physicists discovered so far has been generated high-technology such as semi-conductor, IT, optical devices, advanced materials, energy, space technology, etc. The technology of transistor, laser, X-ray and CT, NMR, MRI, internet, etc, were born by the creativity and analytic ability of physicists. Physics is essential to develop future fundamental technology that brings changes to our future. Its role is important as a pure academic and for application as well.

Status of the Department of Physics

The Department of Physics has 18 faculties, 7 faculty members for graduate courses, and 16 adjunct/research professors. About 50 graduate school students and about 230 undergraduate students are enrolled to the Department of Physics. The members of the Department of Physics published 516 papers in SCI journals for last 3 years and awarded 11.1 billion Won for research projects. In 2004, we published 150 papers in SCI journals (rank 2 nationwide) and recorded 376 citations that is 2.51 citations per paper (rank 1 nationwide). We are now preparing the second take-off equipped with the BK21 project.

Research for future energy sources →

Research for future energy sources

After graduation

The average employment rate of those who graduated the Department of Physics during the recent 3 years is the best in the field of Natural Sciences and is even better than many areas of College of Technology. After graduation, many students work at IT related industries and energy companies such as Samsung, LG, Hynix, ETRI, nuclear power plants, etc.

Research for future energy sources

← Research for future energy sources

Undergraduate curriculum

The undergraduate curriculum provides the students with systematic understanding of the principles of natural phenomena through theoretical studies in classroom and labs. The future society of science and technology requires talented people who can develop new paradigms and creating new interdisciplinary academic fields. Our undergraduate curriculum offers the students opportunities to study various academics as well as physics so that they are prepared for new careers as well. We also provide courses for the students to prepare for a career in physics teaching at middle schools and high schools.

Graduate curriculum

Graduate curriculum offers degrees of Master in Science and Doctor of Philosophy and prepares the students in education and research. The research activities of the Department of Physics includes High Energy Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics, Plasma Physics, Statistical Physics and Optics, and our faculty members are awarded many major research projects. We are trying to extend the research areas of the Department as well. During the graduate course, the students collaborate with and are trained by the experts in their research field. After acquiring MS or Ph.D degree, our graduates make successful careers at universities or at industrial or national laboratories.

Creative research activities →

Creative research activities
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