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Department of Physics,National Taiwan University



Established in 1946, Department of physics in NTU is the oldest and most prestigious institute in Taiwan that conducts physics education and research. Besides the four- year bachelor program, Institute of Physics, Institute of Astrophysics and Institute of Apply Physics were successively set up to offer both master and Ph.D. programs. At present there are 45 full time faculty members and around 650 students in the Physics Department. The proportions of numbers of bachelor, master and Ph. D. students are 2/5, 2/5 and 1/5, respectively. Professors, researchers and students scatter in the physics building, Astro-Math building and Leung’s cosmology building to do research and study. Our research achievement and the cultivation of talent have been recognized internationally and domestically. We hope to be able to provide the optimal environment in which future generations of physics students can continue to seek excellence in studies and research.

Research Fields & Facilities

Our research program emphasizes on both experimental and theoretical endeavors and covers topics on condensed matter physics, high energy physics, astrophysics, cosmology and biomedical physics. Three research centers were established for integration and cooperation in typical areas: Center for Theoretical Physics, Center for Quantum Science and Engineering and Leung Center for Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics. In addition, the department also interacts extensively with the NTU Center for Condensed Matter Sciences and numerous institutes within Academia Sinica, including the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Institute of Physics, and the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences.

Future Goals & Development

The research grants for faculty members come from participating the research programs of Ministry of Science and Technology, the Sprout Projects of Ministry of Education and other National projects. In order to enhance the diversity and depth of our research program, the Physics Department actively recruits faculty members. Facing the low birth rate in Taiwan and the need to be more internationalized, the department will recruit excellent foreign searchers and attract international students to enroll. More courses will be taught in English to set up an English-working environment. The department strives to build a top-notch program both in local and international physics communities, aiming at being a first-tier physics institute.