The Physics and Astronomy Department provides outstanding instruction inside and outside the classroom on a variety of physics and astronomy topics—students learn how to create physical models and make predictions, apply scientific methods to solving theoretical and experimental problems, use new technologies to solve problems and clearly communicate technical principles, and more. Dedicated, highly educated faculty employ a wide variety of instructional techniques, including lectures, lab experiments, field trips, independent research projects and student-faculty collaborative projects for exciting, in-depth learning experiences. Students are required to participate in research and can choose from a variety of research programs in space physics, robotics, extragalactic, galactic, and solar system astrophysics, and physics education.
A hallmark of the department is its outstanding facilities, which include a nanotechnology and robotics lab, a student-built NMR machine, the Paul P. Feder Observatory Regional Science Center and the Planetarium. Students augment their studies by participating in the MSUM Society of Physics Students, which provides opportunities for networking and learning from guest lecturers and educational trips. The combination of advanced research opportunities and personalized faculty instruction provides students with outstanding preparation for additional graduate study or exciting careers in physics and related fields.
Join the Department of Physics and Astronomy for its weekly seminar today (Fri, Sep 19) at 3PM in the Planetarium, BR 167. The talk this week is by Bruce Flaig, a professional nature photographer who is an alumnus of MSUM. The summary of his talk is: Sometimes scientists can get lost in their world of [...]
MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series Presents: By: Bruce Flaig, professional photographer Friday, September 19 3:00pm MSUM Planetarium – Bridges 167 Sometimes scientists can get lost in their world of numbers and instruments, losing sight of the other side of life: the Arts. This seminar will be a chance to get reacquainted with that world [...]
MSUM Physics and Astronomy Seminar Series Presents: Summer Research Experiences by MSUM Students: Laura Herzog, Kyle Salk and Loza Tadesse Three MSUM Physics students talk about their summer jobs doing physics-related research at other Universities for both fun and profit. Friday, September 12 at 3pm in Hagen Hall 325
MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series Presents: Physics in unexpected places: the soda straw clarinet By MSUM Professor, Dr. Ananda Shastri Friday, September 5 3:00pm Hagen 325 A soda straw clarinet (SSC) is made by flattening one end of a soda straw, and cutting triangular flaps into it. If you put the flaps in your [...]
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Bridges Hall BR 0364 Computer Lab
8:30 AM to 2:30 PM - Regional Science Center SC 0108 Classroom