- One of the largest and oldest (founded in 1918) faculties at Voronezh State University. It has deeply rooted traditions and well-known scientific schools. The academic staff of the faculty is comprised of highly qualified specialists.
- A world-class centre for modern scientific research. At present, the scientists of the Faculty of Physics are involved in 8 projects of the Russian Science Foundation, the grant of the President of the Russian Federation “The Leading Scientific School of the Russian Federation”, and more than 20 projects of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research as part of various competitions. Young researchers from the Faculty of Physics are holders and executors of more than 20 projects (scholarships and grants of the President of the Russian Federation, grants of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, grants of the Russian Science Foundation).
- The staff of the faculty annually publish 130 scientific articles in leading scientific journals in physics and physics-related fields. These works include over 15 papers published in journals of the first quartile (Q1) and over 30 papers in the journals of the second quartile (Q2).
- The Faculty of Physics actively develops and promotes tournaments. Among its participants are schoolchildren, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and lecturers. Students from the Faculty of Physics defend the honour of the university at national and international student tournaments of physicists. In 2016, a team of students from the Faculty of Physics represented Russia at an international tournament of physicists in France and was among the three prize-winners.
- A characteristic feature of physics education at the university is its fundamental nature and diversity, which allows graduates from the Faculty of Physics to freely navigate in any area of modern physics. The faculty graduates are good at deep analytical work, solving complex logical problems, developing fundamentally new technologies, research activities, etc.
- The physics education at Voronezh State University goes back to the date of its foundation in 1918. It unites 10 departments in the main areas of modern physics. More than half of these departments were started by Professor Maria A. Levitskaya, one of the first women physicists in Russia, the author of world-class scientific discoveries, and the founder of the largest physics scientific school in Voronezh.
Among the graduates of the Faculty of Physics are the first Soviet Nobel Prize laureate in physics, over 20 laureates of the National Prize and the Lenin Prize laureates, members of academies, prominent scientists, and heads of enterprises in Russia and abroad.
We are proud of our outstanding alumni:
- Pavel A. Cherenkov, a full member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, the first Soviet Nobel Prize laureate in physics, the laureate of the National Prize, the Hero of Socialist Labour, and a graduate of 1928
- Boris L. Tolstykh, the Hero of Socialist Labour, the chairman of the State Committee for Science and Technology of the USSR, the Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, and a graduate of 1959
Graduates from the Faculty of Physics work in leading research laboratories and centres in Europe and the United States.