In the rapid development of human civilization in the third millenium, physics plays exceptional role since revolution that occured in the physics in the twentieth century had a profound impact on a variety of fileds of science, technology and society in general.
Physics is the science that studies the laws of natural phenomena, properties and structure of matter and its laws of motion. In this age of high technologies the role of physics is extremely increasing not only as a scientific basis for various industries, but also as a fundamental science and world view.
It is general fundamental physical education with a heavy mathematical, computer and language (English) training that can solve the most challenging scientific and technological problems that the Republic of Kazakhstan is facing currently.
Faculty of Physics of Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi is the leader of the Physico-Technical Education in the Republic of Kazakhstan, and one of the first faculties founded at the University. It has existed since January 15, 1934, initially as a branch of physics and mathematics, the first dean was Professor Litvinov V.F. In May 1959 the physical separation of physics and mathematics has been transformed into an independent faculty. The first dean of the faculty became Associate Professor N.D Kosovo. Later this position was occupied by Associate N.C. Strashnikov, Associate Professor of S.I Issatayev, Professor V.P Kashkarov, Professors: E.V Kolomeetz, M.K Kusainov, AF Bogatyrev, pro-Professor: S.E Ermatov, Sh.Sh. Sarsembinov. In 1991-1998 years the dean of a physical faculty was Academician of IAS HS, Prof. TA Kozhamkulov. In subsequent years, the Deans have worked professors: F.B Baimbetov, T.S Ramazanov, Professor A.S Askarova, from July 2010 is the Associate Dean of the Faculty B.A Aliyev.
Currently, Department of Physics recognized and the largest in Kazakhstan and Training Research Center for the preparation of high qualification experts in the field of physical sciences, have high scientific and pedagogical potential, a solid material base. Department of Physics was the initiator and creator in 1992, the first university research institutes in the Republic of Kazakhstan - the Research Institute of Experimental and Theoretical Physics (the first director of the Institute of TEI External rector of the KazNU, Prof. Kozhamkulov T. A.).
Currently in the Physics Department of 4 departments: