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Prof. Kevin B. Smith

Associate Chairs:


Prof. Dragoslav Grbovic


Prof. Joseph Hooper

Contact Us:

Department of Physics
Spanagel Hall, Room 203
833 Dyer Road
Monterey, CA 93943-5216
(831) 656-2145
DSN: 756-2145

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Mission Statement

Welcome to the Physics Department Prospective Students Home Page
We Should have called this the Career Benefits page!

That's because we pride ourselves in knowing that you are in search of a degree that offers guaranteed
career benefits, challenges you, directly involves you in cutting edge research, and gives you VIP access to a network of like minded, physics department alumni. Also, our department has a parents network, used to help busy parents coordinate babysitting, events, aquarium tickets etc. 

Your Curriculum 
Combat Systems Science and Engineering Curriculum

We have one of the best curriculums on campus. Our Combat Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) focuses in on Acoustics, Weapons and Weapons Effects and Sensors. The research that accompanies this curriculum is top notch, cutting edge and unlike any other department on campus. Visit our Combat Systems Science and Engineering Curriculum Download our New Students Power Point Presentation

Pick Your Degree 
Masters and PhD Degree Programs

Applied Physics
Visit Our Degree Programs Page

Research Programs 
Involve Yourself in Cutting Edge Research

We have the best research programs on campus. You are invited to join our team of recognized experts and students and help change the World through cutting edge research. We focus our work in three main areas; Acoustics, Sensors Weapons and Weapons Effects. Visit our Research Page

Network with our Physics Department Alumni

Have questions? Looking for Answers? Use our network of Physics alumni and get connected. This is a great place to connect, network, ask questions, look at future opportunities, more career benefits and future success. Visit our Physics Department Alumni Network

Dress Code 
What to Wear and What Not to Wear

New students often have questions about the dress code here at NPS. Unfortunately it's kind of difficult to find on the main NPS website. Well, look no further. We did the work for you and provided all the details in an easy to read power point presentation. Visit our NPS Dress Code Page 

Physics Department
Parents Network
Network with Physics Department Families

Are you a parent? Looking to connect with other parents? This is a great place to network with other parents and schedule some babysitting etc. Visit our Parents Network Page


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