Physics Computer Support Center
Physics Department, Kansas State University
The Physics Computing Support Center was established in 1997 to bring order to the chaos that then reigned over computing in the Physics department. It was originally known as the Physics Computer Support Team, and grew out of our electronics repair shop. It has long since absorbed the old shop and become critical to the operation of the department. PCSC provides both hardware and software support to the Physics department (and to several other KSU units).
General computing in Physics is based on Windows desktops and an extensive Windows Server and Exchange "back office". A wide range of productivity software is available. Several research networks of Linux machines are supported, as are several high-performance computing clusters.
There are minimum requirements your computer must meet before being connected to the Physics network. Please consult these requirements before purchasing a machine or asking PCSC for support.
- As of Monday, 06 January, all KSU faculty, staff and students will be using the new campus Office 365 e-mail system. Details about how it works and how to configure your laptops and phones can be found at the ITS Office 365 site. Note that this will not affect your Physics e-mail.
- Kansas State now participates in a worldwide shared educational wireless network called Eduroam. You can log into any Eduroam wireless network anywhere using your K-State credentials (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more details, visit K-State's Eduroam service page.
- A tutorial about configuring e-mail (for both Windows and Android) is now available.
- Please read our laptop computer policies before using this form to request work (login required).
- You can also read the KSU IT News.