The Department of Physics was established in 1968. Currently (2016) there are 14 full-time professors, 12 associated professors, and 7 assistant professors in the Department of Physics. In addition, there are 5 adjunct faculties with the Graduate Institute of Astronomy, Institute of Space Science, Department of Electrical Engineering, and Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, 6 adjunct... faculties with Academia Sinica, and 1 adjunct assistant professor with the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center. The faculty members are recognized for enthusiastic teaching and outstanding research and produce notable research achievements. Our research programs include condensed matter physics (semiconductors, nanoparticles, magnetic thin films, high-temperature superconductors), high energy physics, gravity theory, plasma and fluid physics, atomic and molecular physics, laser physics, and high-field physics. Moreover, the research programs of biophysics, soft-condensed matter physics, and astrophysics are leaders in their fields among the universities in Taiwan. Currently there are 234 undergraduate students and 160 master and Ph.D. students in the department.
The Department of Physics, located at the Science Building IV (Floor 1-7), faces the Suan-Ou lake with a pleasant view. The facilities are first-class, including computers and internet, professional publications, experimental instruments, and study and discussion rooms for students. These well-equipped infrastructures are renewed yearly to promote better research and teaching.