Physics department at SNU is an active and growing research center focusing in the fields of experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics, nano technology and development of novel material for energy and environmental applications, and in experimental and theoretical particle physics. It offers a vibrant and rigorous graduate program drawing on its many strengths:
- A part of the School of Natural Science (SNS) which encourages and facilitates interdisciplinary research activities.
- Many of the faculty members have worked in some of the leading international research institutes. Some of them are part of large international research collaborations.
- The department encourages collaborative research with industry and some of the faculty members are exploring joint research programs with leading technological companies.
The research activities are focused on two broad areas of condensed matter physics and particle physics.