Congratulations on your admission as a physics major to California State University Fullerton!
I'm writing on behalf of the Department of Physics to introduce ourselves and to encourage you to join our strong and growing group of majors. Please take a moment to check out our webpage and in particular the welcome page.
A major strength of our department is undergraduate research. As a physics major at CSUF, you will have the opportunity to work directly with your professors on
research in the following areas:
- lambda-boo star astronomy
- biophysics and living systems (Prof Ahmed on BuzzFeed)
- atomic and molecular physics theory and experiment
- neutron star and black hole astrophysics
- gravitational waves (CSUF's role in the gravitational-wave discovery)
- laser physics and optics
- theoretical quantum mechanics
- physics education research
- condensed matter theory
- NASA-related propulsion
Another great reason to attend CSUF is that our graduates are very successful. We have a comprehensive curriculum, dedicated teachers,
and a very active physics club. Our stu
dents work together on many projects, take trips, and plan events (such as visits by Bill Nye and the Mythbusters). This helps our majors learn about career opportunities, study for classes, and find grad schools. Our majors have gone on to PhD programs at MIT, Caltech, Georgia Tech, LSU, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Brandeis, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, and others in the past several years, and many others have landed outstanding jobs in industry.
Again, congratulations on your successful application! We hope you will join us.
If you have any questions about our department or the CSUF physics major, I encourage you to call or email me.
Dan Black Director of Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy
Associate Professor of Physics | California State University, Fullerton