|The Department of Physics, Faculty of
Science, Chulalongkorn University is the oldest Physics Department in Thailand. It was
founded on January 29, 1934 as one of the first four departments in the Faculty of
of Physics comprises of staff members with a broad range of backgrounds and research
interests who share a common dedication towards teaching in physics and research. The
Department offers general physics, medical physics and their associated practical courses
for students from other faculties such as faculty of education, engineering, medicine,
dentistry, nursing, allied health science and pharmacy. Fundamental and applied physics
courses are also offered leading to degrees in Physics at the BSc, MSc and PhD levels.
Graduate students are also expected to pursue research leading to their theses.
In response to the severe
shortage of physicist which follows the rapid growth in economics and industries, the
department has adjusted it's curriculum from time to time in oder to prepare our
graduates. Early graduates have typically gone to professions in academic and in
science-related government agencies. Some of these graduates are able to switch to
|other fields such as material science,
chemical or electrical engineering, business administration, applied mathematics, computer
science, and nuclear technology. Our graduates now play important roles as university
faculties; R&D scientist in the government sector and in the National Electronics and
Computer Technology Center, executives and researchers in private sector such as in
cement, electronics and telecommunications industries.
In addition to basic facilities
required for teaching and research, the Deparment has a computerized telescope used by
Astronomy Research Group. Other active research groups are Semiconductor Physics Research
Laboratory, the Forum for Theoretical Science, the Forum for Computational Science and
Plasma Research Laboratory.
The Department has always
encouraged interdisciplinary research and high quality academic and industrial
collaboration. Currently, the department has many active research collaborations with many
institution around the world, such as in America, Russia, Sweden, Germany, Japan, United
Kingdom, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, including ICTP at Trieste and Asian African
Association for Plasma Training (AAAPT).