The Department of Physics is comprised of 20 regular full-time faculty members with research programs in theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics; atomic, molecular, and optical physics; and high-energy and particle astrophysics. Members of the CSU Condensed Matter Physics research group study nano-, microwave, and quantum magnetism, spin dynamics, spintronics, superconductivity, phot...ovoltaics and nanoscale pattern formation.
Information about the Department of Physics may be found at http://www.physics.colostate.edu. This site also has links to information about Fort Collins and environs. Colorado State University, with an enrollment of about 32,000 students, holds the Tier 1 – Very High Research Activity ranking from the Carnegie Foundation. Fort Collins is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States. It is an attractive community of about 160,000 inhabitants at the base of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, 65 miles north of Denver. The Front Range has developed into a high-technology hub, with companies such as AMD, Intel, HP, LSI Logic, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Lockheed Martin, Ball Aerospace, and Lucent Technologies.
Colorado State University is a land-grant institution with a strong commitment to scholarly excellence and research.