Discover how things work

In the physics and astronomy department, we are constantly amazed by the wonders of creation. We love to share our fascination with others, and we want to be wise stewards of science and technology. Join us in exploring the “world of things,” which includes the weird interactions of quantum particles, the biophysics of cells, astronomical processes involving stars and galaxies, and industrial applications of lasers, plasmas, and special electronic materials.

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Quick Facts
  • 2

    astronomical observatories managed by physics and astronomy students

  • 5-10

    students take paid research jobs in this department each summer

  • 100%

    of 2016 physics graduates were employed or in graduate school one year after graduation.