The faculty of the Physics Department is composed of nearly 40 members working on diverse areas of teaching, research and science outreach, including Astronomy and Astrophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, Applied Nuclear Physics, Theoretical Physics and Physics Teaching.
The department receives anualy nearly 15 graduate students in the Physics Program, 40 graduate students in the Science Teaching and Mathematical Education program, and 60 undergraduate students. The administration and facilities of the department are managed by 13 employes, among secretaries and technicians.
The undergraduate program in Physics seeks to form highly qualified professionals with a broad and flexible perspective on current problems of applied ad fundamental physics, and able to fill the needs of modern society. The bachelor program in physics seeks to form physicists able to work with applied and fundamental research at industry or research centers, as well as enganging in correlate areas of physics. The licenciate program in physics is aimed at preparing future high school physics teachers who are able to disseminate basic and solid knowledge on the current understanding of our physical world.