UCLA Graduate Schools, Departments, & Institutes
Graduate programs at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) organized by school, department, division, and institute.
Physics and Astronomy Department
The UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy, like both the wider university to which it belongs, and the globally-connected city around it, is an incredibly diverse place. Both the faculty and the student body have an international and multi-cultural flair, as well as a strongly independent and innovative approach to the exploration of an impressive variety of fundamental and applied research topics.
The areas embraced by UCLA physics research span the range from the well-established disciplines of “”big science””, e.g. the search for the Higgs boson at the LHC, and frontier plasma science underpinning fusion energy, to newly emerging fields such as the physics of hearing and neuroscience.