Study physics at Miami University!

  • Did You Know...

    ► 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

Rielage promoted at Los Alamos
Keith Rielage, BS Physics ’92, PhD Physics (Washington University St. Louis) is now the Team Leader of the Weak Interactions/Astrophysics team of the Physics Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Keith has worked on several neutrino experiments, read more...

Foucault Pendulum installed in Kreger Hall
One year after the physics department moved to Kreger Hall, the building was completed with the installation of the new Foucault Pendulum. As part of the "Ohio Percent for Art" program, Miami University commissioned artist David Griggs to create the pendulum. Griggs masterfully intertwined physics, astronomy, Oxford, and Miami University into his overall design. For the full story and video, see Miami News.

Kreger Proclamation, April 2015 Event Photos 

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