Physics is the fundamental science concerned with the observation, understanding and prediction of natural phenomena and the behavior of man-made systems. It deals with profound questions about the nature of the universe and with some of the most important practical, environmental and technological issues of our time. The scope of Physics is broad and encompasses mathematical and theoretical investigation, experimental observation, computing technique, technological application, material manipulation and information processing. Physics seeks simple explanations of physical phenomena based on universal principles stated in concise and powerful language of mathematics. The principles form a coherent unity, applicable to all objects found in nature. Findings in Physics have implications in all walks of life ranging from the way we perceive reality to things of everyday use.

Physicists constantly test the basic laws of nature by probing the unknown, the mysterious and the complex. They also search for new laws at the frontiers of knowledge and systematically seek novel properties of matter. In order to meet these goals, the Department is delivering physics in both the undergraduate (BSc) and graduate (MSc and PhD) programs.

Since its establishment in 2007(1999 E.C.), the department has graduated a number of students in the undergraduate as well as graduate programs. In the 2017/18 A.Y. the department is hosting about 900 undergraduate both in Regular and CDEP and 62 graduate (55 MSc. and 7 PhD) students.

Currently the department is running two undergraduate programs (i.e Applied Physics and Laboratory technology in Physics) with fourteen instructors, one technical assistant, one secretary, and one laboratory assistant. In addition, six of our faculty members are pursuing PhD in different Ethiopian institution. From these two of them are doing their PhD in Wollega University.

The department has made collaboration with department of Physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad and our students are doing their research work in this University.

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