Study physics at Miami University!

  • Did You Know...

    Kreger Hall► There are about 100 undergraduate majors in the Physics Department with 16 full time faculty members.

    ► 70% of physics undergraduates engage in research before graduation and 15-20% of those are co-authors on research papers.

  • Academic Advising

    Physics students in classMiami University's retention rate of 89% ranks it among the best in the nation for students returning for their sophomore year. A major in the physics department is assigned an adviser in their first year who will remain their adviser throughout their undergraduate education.

  • Get Involved in SPS

    President Ethan Clements grilling at the picnicMiami University has an active chapter of the Society of Physics Students. Regular activities include weekly meetings, outreach, field trips, and fun, with two annual picnics and monthly pizza and movie nights.

  • Get Involved in Astronomy

    Miami University Astronomy Club 3 planets eastern skyThe Miami University Astronomy Club meets regularly during the academic year. With a Questar, several other telescopes, and a remote observatory, students can observe in all types of weather.

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities

    JYR research groupUndergraduates have the opportunity to conduct research beginning in the first year. Undergraduate and graduate students often work side by side to achieve their research goals.

  • Opportunities and Experience

    Student presenting at Frontiers in OpticsUndergraduates in physics have the opportunity to present research findings at national meetings. Pictured are faculty member Perry Rice and his student, Ethan Stanifer, at the Frontiers in Optics conference in Orlando, FL.

Announcements and News

Adam Eaton presents at international meeting
Undergraduate Adam Eaton presented his research from the Vishwanath group at Photonics West, sponsored by the SPIE in San Francisco on January 28 - February 2, 2017. Dr. Vishwanath said, "Not only is Adam a junior who produced work acceptable for presentation at an international meeting, he wrote a competitive travel award application that was judged to be worthy of support when compared against applications from several students, including doctoral students, across the country and internationally. It is a significant honor and great achievement for Adam."

Mahmud Khan receives university award
Assistant Professor Mahmud Khan was selected to receive a 2017 Miami University Junior Faculty Scholar Award. He will receive a plaque in honor of the achievement and a $2000 stipend. The Distinguished Scholar Awards Program celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding Miami scholars each year.  Exemplary Miami faculty members are nominated by their peers for their superior research and scholarly activities.

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