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.

  • Get Involved

    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.

  • 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.

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities

    JYR research groupUndergraduates have the opportunity to research in the first year, and 70% will conduct research prior to graduation. Undergraduate and graduate students often work side by side to achieve their research goals.

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities

    Student presenting at Frontiers in OpticsUndergraduates in physics have the opportunity to engage in research and present 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

2014-15 Arfken Scholar in Residence
Dr. Ergin Ahmed, Assistant Professor of Research at Temple University, is the 2014-15 Arfken Scholar-in-Residence. Dr. Ahmed will give the Wednesday seminar on March 4th, two short courses during the week, and a public lecture on Thursday evening March 5th at 7pm in 319 Kreger Hall, titled, "Quantum Optic and Precision Measurements with Diatomic Molecules." A reception will follow the lecture in 317 Kreger.

The Kreger Proclamation and Benson Lecture
To celebrate the Physics Department's move to Kreger Hall, there will be a weeklong celebration in April called the "Kreger Proclamation." Events include the annual Benson Memorial Lecture, an Open House, tours, an alumni dinner and much, much more.

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