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Welcome to UT Physics!

The University of Tennessee Department of Physics and Astronomy is a large, diverse department with a strong commitment to quality graduate and undergraduate education and world-class physics research. Our faculty and students work in both on-campus laboratories and with collaborations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and several other research facilities around the world.


Our faculty includes four fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and 12 fellows of the American Physical Society, among other departmental honors.


The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.