The Department of Physics has but one single mission: provide the highest quality undergraduate education in physics. We undertake the rigorous training of students in our discipline and assist in building a strong scientific foundation for students in other degree programs. The discipline we share with our students has value not only for the technical skills it cultivates, but for its contribution to human culture by encouraging critical thinking, curiosity and an open mind.

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Apply for 2018 PSRI

Does spending your summer working with lasers or modeling stars should like fun to you? Thenapply for the 2018 Physics Summer Research Institute! You'll get paid to spend 10 weeks working with a faculty mentor and participating in scientific talks and professional developement workshops.


Lecture by Nobel Laureate Dr. William Phillips

Please join the College of Natural Sciences for a "Time, Einstein and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe" by Dr. William Phillips, winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics. Dr. Phillips' lecture will take place Monday, April 9th at 4:15 PM in the Harlen Adams Theatre (PAC 144). Don't miss it!