PhD in Physics The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Joining the Department of Physics as a postgraduate student is an exciting prospect. The Department has received worldwide recognition for its research breakthroughs. The strong research culture within the Department, and in the University as a whole, has encouraged such success, which has been characterized by frequent collaboration between experimental and theoretical faculty members.
By pursuing research at the frontier of knowledge and innovation at the cutting edge of technology, our faculty seeks to preserve and nurture a sense of wonder about the natural world and impart it to students as a lasting motivation for learning. Our postgraduate programs seek to provide students with a solid grounding in broad physics principles and techniques, and ambiance conducive to creative and innovative activities, and opportunities for cross- and inter-disciplinary research.
The Ph.D. degree is conferred primarily in recognition of the breadth of scholarship, depth of research, and power to investigate problems independently and efficiently. Students must successfully complete coursework and a thesis containing significant original research.