The Fall Department Picnic: The date of the department picnic (co-celebrated with the Mathematics department) has been moved to WEDNESDAY, September 2 at 5pm outside the south entrance of Hagen Hall. This move was to allow the department picnic to not conflict with tailgating for the first home football game on the new Scheel's field on Thursday afternoon. All are invited to attend.
Physics Majors Participate in Formula E Race: Two Physics majors, Ben LeMay and Waylon Macek, along with MSUM Student Kate Sullivan, volunteered for Formula E, the all-electric single-seater championship and are featured in this story from the Formula E website (May 22).
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
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.