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.

  • 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

Dr. Carlton Caves, U of NM, Arfken Scholar-in-Residence
Arfken Scholar-in-Residence Carlton Caves, Distinguished Professor at Univ of New Mexico's Center for Quantum Information and Control, delivered a public lecture titled, "What the #$*! Do We (k)now about Quantum Mechanics" on April 18th. Afterward, a reception was held in the Edwards Seminar Room for guests to mingle. Dr. Caves also presented two short courses on Quantum Metrology, met with students and researchers, and gave a seminar on Gravitational-Wave Detection Wednesday afternoon, during his stay at Miami Physics. Arfken Scholar-in-Residence

Dr. Crawford delivers annual Benson Memorial Lecture
Gregory Crawford, President of Miami University and Professor of Physics, delivered the 49th Annual George C. Benson Memorial Lecture on April 12th in Benton Hall. His talk was titled, "Physicians and Physicists: The Power of Collaboration." A nearly full auditorium listened intently and asked compelling questions regarding the research and patents of Dr. Crawford. Following the lecture, a reception was held in the Benton Hall Lobby for attendees to mingle and continue the conversation. Benson Memorial Lecture Series

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