The Department of Physics was established in 1965. We provide flexible curricula and various streams to facilitate and widen students' choice and aspects of learning. Our graduates perform excellently in academics as well as in the industry.
Our faculty is one of the strongest in Taiwan. Research areas include particle physics and fields, gravitation and astrophysics, nuclear physics,statistical and mathematical physics, atomic, molecular and optical physics, condensed matters, microwave and plasma physics.
The research atmosphere is very strong. The number of faculty-times of various academic awards is also the highest in Taiwan, including the NSC Outstanding Research Award, Ministry of Education Academic Excellence Award, Chong-Sun Academic Award, Ministry of Education National Chair Professorship,Lee Yun-Chi Outstanding National Chair Professorship, Fellows of Academic Sinica, and Presidential Award.
The Taiwan Institute of Advanced Research in Astrophysics (TIARA) was established in NTHU in 2004, which hopes to be one of the world-class research institute in astronomy.