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

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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