Congratulations to our Spring 2016 Graduates!!! From Left to Right: Liz Overbo, Ashan Perera, Nathan Walker, Ben LeMay, Casey Keller, Michael Meraz, Kyle Salk, Wyatt Davis, and Laura Herzog. (Photo courtesy Laura Herzog). (Posted May 19)
A lifelong Journey: A story on two international students, Tim and Loza, who spent a lot of time with our department and their journey from Ethiopia to Stanford! (Posted May 3)
The Society of Physics Students had their 5th Annual Physics Show on 2pm on Saturday, April 2 and it was a huge success with approximately 100 visitors attending the show. (Posted Apr. 5)
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.