About AEP

The School of Applied & Engineering Physics (AEP) is one of the premier applied physics research programs in the world.  The program combines a core physics curriculum with research and study intended to bridge the gap between fundamental science and engineering. 

The Applied Physics program is oriented towards students who are motivated by the challenge of solving technical problems ranging from the fundamental to the applied, and who are seeking a broadly-based science and engineering education to prepare for diverse careers in a rapidly-changing technical world.

 Put simply, our goal is to create new ideas and turn them into things.

The school of AEP is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive training and research environment for all students. We leverage our Diversity Programs in Engineering and the Graduate School Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement to provide an inclusive and holistic experience.  If you are a student who needs accommodations, Cornell has multiple resources to help you navigate campus and your academic program.