Quick Facts

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.

Access to 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.

 Student Activities

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.

 Astronomy Club

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

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.

 Presentation experiences

Student presenting at Frontiers in OpticsUndergraduates in physics have the opportunity to present research findings at national meetings. Pictured are Perry Rice and his student, Ethan Stanifer, at the Frontiers in Optics conference in Orlando, FL.

Announcements and News

Now accepting applications for our 2019 Summer REU Program 
The program supports up to ten students doing research with physics and engineering faculty from May 28 to August 2, 2019. The program is NSF-supported and is open to US citizens and permanent residents. Women and traditionally under-represented groups in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply. The application deadline is February 15, 2019. Visit the REU Program for details and application form.

MU Optics students presented at University of Arizona, Tucson
Professor Samir Bali and MS students Ken DeRose, Ajitha Dharmasiri, Alex Staron and UG student Kefeng Jiang, presented at the Optics and Photonics Winter Workshop hosted by University of Arizona in Tucson, Jan 3 - 7. Each of the students presented a poster on their research, and Professor Bali gave an invited talk. The University of Arizona covered travel expenses for Professor Bali, two of the students, and all local expenses for the whole MU group.