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The physics program is designed to provide students with thorough and flexible training in the fundamental aspects of classical and modern physics. It devotes equal attention to the three academic areas, teaching, research and service to the community. 


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Message from the Chair

Physics provides the intellectual discipline and the necessary tools to tackle new issues and lays the foundation for technological innovations and helps sustain a science-based economy. The vision of the physics department is mainly to give our students the needed critical thinking, experimental, analytical, computational knowledge and skills, as well as professional skills that are necessary for pursuing careers in academia, industry, and service to the community.


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Dr Mohamed Swillam


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Physics - Minor

The minor program is designed to provide students majoring in engineering and other branches in science with an in-depth theoretical background of the corresponding applications in their majors.
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Physics - Diploma

The graduate diploma in physics is directed at providing the student with an advanced background in areas such as computational physics, mathematical modeling, and laboratory techniques.
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The physics major program aims to graduate high caliber physicists committed to helping their country and capable of introducing creative solutions to current and future real-life problems.
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Prestigious Membership

Universe - Physics

AUC Joins STAR experiment, Brookhaven National Laboratory

The American University in Cairo's Physics Department has become a member of the STAR experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory. AUC is the only independent member institute at the STAR experiment from Africa and the Middle East.

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