About Us

The Department of Applied Physics was founded in the late 1960's, as part of the School for Applied Sciences. While the School of Applied Sciences has since been dismantled, the Applied Physics Department continues to thrive, now under the university’s Faculty of Science. We are a cohort of passionate scientists and engineers, leading research and teaching efforts that try to better understand phenomena behind the natural world and how it can be utilized to improve our technology and ultimately, our lives.

The mission of the Applied Physics Department is to acquire, generate, and disseminate knowledge at the frontier of physics research and to harness it to the task of advancing applied science and technology. In particular, the Applied Physics Department is engaged in the high-tech relevant fields of nanotechnology, optoelectronics, microelectronics, and quantum technologies. To find out more about our curriculum, click the ‘Programs’ tab, and on ‘Research’ for our research activities conducted in faculty labs and theme centers.

The Department resides on the Eastern edge of the beautiful Edmund J. Safra Campus at Givat Ram, in the Bergman and Danciger-A buildings. Since its founding, the department has cumulatively graduated ~100 Ph.D. degree bearers and many hundreds of M.Sc. degree bearers. An undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, offered since 2004, is being revamped for the 2020-2021 academic year and will focus on the physical side of electrical engineering. Our alumni can be found in leading positions in both academia and industry, in Israel and abroad. If you are an APH alumnus, please register with us on the ‘Alumni’ tab.