Minnesota State University Moorhead Department of Physics and Astronomy
College of Health, Science, & the Environment

Department News

  • Out Scholarships pages has been updated for new Spring 2018 deadlines for the Worman and Hart-Sipson Scholarships offered to Physics majors, the Upper Class Scholarship from MSUM, and the Minnesota High Tech Association Foundation (MHTF) Scholarship. (Jan. 11)
  • Work Application Form (Fall 2018): Want to work as a Learning Assistant during Fall 2018? You need to apply, just fill out the form and give it to Joy Lindell in the Physics Office [Hagen 307] before April 20. (Feb. 7).
  • The MSUM Planetarium's outreach efforts with local youth were featured on < href="http://www.wday.com/news/4398459-local-youth-learn-about-math-science-furry-friends">WDAY News. (Feb. 3)

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide excellent undergraduate instruction in physics and astronomy. In lower division courses, faculty use lecture demonstrations, cooperative learning methods, hands-on activities, and field trips to develop a broad working knowledge of physics. In upper division courses, in addition to the above methods, students learn through cooperative projects, research with faculty, and hands-on instrumentation and computation projects.

About the Department of Physics and Astronomy

The MSUM Physics and Astronomy program is a student-centered program. We provide students with educational opportunities in the classroom and outside it in order to improve their preparation for a career using physics.

We have facilities including a nanotechnology and robotics lab, a student-built NMR machine, and the Paul P. Feder observatory.

Our faculty have high quality research programs in space physics, robotics, extragalactic, galactic, and solar system astrophysics, and physics education. Our undergraduate students participate in these research programs and gain experience to prepare them for careers in physics and related fields.

Contact Information
Office: Hagen Hall 307
Phone: (218) 477-2141
Email: lindellj@mnstate.edu

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Department of Physics and Astronomy
Minnesota State University Moorhead
1104 7th Avenue South, Hagen Hall 307
Moorhead, MN 56563

An interactive campus map of Minnesota State University Moorhead is available to find Hagen Hall.