Welcome to the Department of Physics
The Physics Department at Stellenbosch
University strives to be the institution of choice in South Africa for study
and research in three major disciplines; Nuclear Physics, Theoretical Physics
and Laser Physics.
We offer focussed study programmes in
Nuclear, Radiation and Health Physics, Theoretical Physics and Laser Physics.
The undergraduate programmes provide a general foundation in the fundamentals
of physics, with focussed BScHons programmes which specialize in the
abovementioned focus areas. These focus areas feed directly into the
established research activities in Nuclear Physics, Theoretical Physics and Laser
Physics which provide opportunities for MSc and PhD studies.
Research in the department is closely
aligned to appropriate national centres and facilities: The Institute for
Theoretical Physics collaborates closely with the National Institute for
Theoretical Physics, the Laser Research Institute with the CSIR National Laser
Centre, and the Nuclear Physics group with iThemba LABS.