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

15th Annual Arfken Scholar-in-Residence
Shane Stadler, Professor of Physics at Louisiana State University and novelist was the 15th Arfken Scholar-in-Residence. Events included the Wednesday seminar on November 4th, and a public lecture on Thursday evening, November 5th titled, Magnetic Refrigeration...the New Cool. Dr. Stadler also gave two short courses during his visit, met with groups of students and faculty, and signed copies of his books, Exoskeleton and Exoskeleton II: Tympanum, for the department. Prior to the public lecture, the Society of Physics Students hosted physics demonstrations in Kreger Hall. Photos can be viewed on our Facebook page.

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