About us The School has significant experimental infrastructure in Condensed Matter Physics and Photonics and has strong links with CSIR, iThemba LABS and NECSA. Our researchers are working with the best in the world to change our society for the better from searching for the Higgs boson at CERN and researching the open skies with SKA.
Research environment Our research environment includes theoretical and experimental high energy physics, materials physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, astronomy and astrophysics, high-throughput electronics, photonics, space propulsion, and physics education.
The Rhisotope ProjectUsing science-based solutions, we hope to curb the demand for rhino horns and ultimately save a species.
Physics in everyday life
The Structured Light Lab
Triplet spin superconductivity in diamondsTriplet spin superconductivity in diamonds at the Nano-Scale Transport Physics Laboratory (NSTPL) in the School of Physics
Latest NewsAll News
Wits lecturer wins the Silver Jubilee Medal from the South African Institute of Physics
2 August 2023
‘Science Oscars’ for three Witsies for research excellence
14 July 2023
Two Wits students bag Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE
6 July 2023
Researchers demonstrate noise-free communication with structured light
9 June 2023