About the Department

The mission of the Department of Physics is captured by the triangle of teaching, research, and innovation.

Physics is the science that deals at the most fundamental level with matter and energy, their interactions, and their transformation. It presents major challenges to the human mind and provides the foundation for engineering and other sciences. By pursuing research at the frontier of knowledge and innovation at the cutting edge of technology, it is the ultimate purpose of the physics faculty to preserve and nurture a sense of wonder about the natural world, and to impart it to the students as a driving motivation for learning.

At a Glance
as of Sep 2020
Faculty Members
36
Undergraduate Students
166
Postgraduate Students
167
Undergraduate Programs
Postgraduate Programs

Department Administration
童彭爾
Head and Chair Professor
penger@ust.hk
(852) 2358 7506
王建農
Associate Head and Professor
phjwang@ust.hk
(852) 2358 7497
霍文彬
UG Programs Coordinator
phbaf@ust.hk
(852) 2358 7527
李贊恒
PG Programs Coordinator
jensenli@ust.hk
(852) 2358 7471
Research Interests
  • Cold atoms, quantum optics and quantum information
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Particle physics and cosmology
  • Soft matter and biophysics
  • Wave functional materials and physics