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 2022
Faculty Members
Undergraduate Students
Postgraduate Students
Undergraduate Programs
Postgraduate Programs

Department Administration
Jiannong WANG
Head and Chair Professor
(852) 2358 7506
Rolf Walter LORTZ
Associate Head and Professor
(852) 2358 7491
Bradley Alan FOREMAN
UG Programs Coordinator
(852) 2358 7527
Nian LIN
PG Programs Coordinator
(852) 2358 7494
Research Interests
  • Cold atoms, quantum optics and quantum information
  • Condensed matter physics
    • Condensed matter experiments and advanced materials
    • Condensed matter theory, statistical and computational physics
  • Particle physics and cosmology
  • Soft matter and biophysics
  • Wave functional materials and physics