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Giving to Physics

Our alumni and friends provide essential support for the Department of Physics' teaching programs and research enterprise. The Department is home to world-renowned scientists and researchers and is universally regarded to be one of the premier physics departments in the world. Our Department was ranked among the top 5 physics graduate research programs in the nation by the National Research Council in 2010; and the faculty includes a number of members of the National Academy of Sciences and three Nobel Laureates.

The goal of the Department of Physics at UCSB has always been to provide our students with the best possible opportunities to learn and develop. Our talented undergraduate and graduate students are engaged in research at the forefront of many areas in physics, including theoretical and experimental astronomy and cosmology; theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics; theoretical and experimental high energy physics; gravity and relativity; quantum engineering; biophysics; and polymers and organic solids.

Our Department's pioneering history and continued success is made possible by the generosity of our donors. Please join us as we educate our students to become leaders and seek solutions through innovative research. Please make your gift to the Department of Physics today - every dollar makes a difference.


We invite you to be part of the Department’s success in educating the next generation of leaders.