Physics & Astronomy

Collection Statement

The purpose of the Physics & Astronomy collection is to support the research interests and instructional activities of faculty and students in the Department of Physics, Center for Astrophysics & Space Science, Cal Space, and related centers at UCSD. Strengths of the collection include astrophysics, optics, plasma science, semiconductors, superconductors, and condensed matter physics. Related materials in electrical engineering, mathematics, materials science and chemistry complement these collections. Print materials in geology and atmospheric sciences are primarily located at the SIO Library.

Primary Library of Congress Call Numbers

QB Astronomy

QC Physics


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Course Materials



Contact Information

Deborah Kegel (dkegel@ucsd.edu)
Collections Coordinator
Librarian for Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy
Science & Engineering Library
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, 0175E
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
(858) 534-1215