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.
- 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 new tutorial about configuring e-mail (for both Windows and Android) is now available.
- The Physics public computing lab move from CW020 to CW038 is now complete. All the public PCs and printers are now there. The new lab also offers four newer and faster computers.
- Due to the increasing cost of plotter supplies, our price for poster printing on standard 36" paper has increased to $2.50 per square foot, and the price of 42" vinyl has increased to $4.50 per square foot.
- Please read our laptop computer policies before using this form to request work (login required).
- You can also read the KSU IT News.