Physics & Astronomy
We are a leading research and education center whose members and graduates make positive contributions to science, the economy, and society.
We provide physics and astronomy students with rigorous problem-solving skills and analytical training to prepare them for STEM careers in academia, research, and industry.
Visit Us On Campus
- Physics and Astronomy Department Main Office
203 Planetary Hall, Fairfax Campus
- Map of Office Locations
Our goal is to advance knowledge and promote scientific literacy through instruction, research, and outreach.
Our faculty and students collaborate with local and national research institutions, including the Naval Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, NASA, the Jefferson Laboratory, and many others to push the boundaries of physics and astronomy research.
Why the Physics and Astronomy Department?
BLS overall employment growth from 2018 - 2028 for physicists and astronomers.
The observatory allows over 1,000 people every year to view the cosmos and learn from experts.
Various research centers and facilities to explore your academic and research interests.
Mason Physicist receives NSF CAREER Award for Quantum Cryptography Research, Outreach
In spring, 2019, George Mason University College of Science assistant professor Patrick Vora received a $557,230 National Science Foundation CAREER award to create technologies that enable unbreakable encryption protected by the laws of quantum mechanics.