Did you see the October 2015 eclipse? Dr. Bonnie Wylo did!
Physics and Astronomy Department awarded NASA grant to study Mars.
Fall 2012 PHY 456 students at work in the electronics lab.
PHY 420 students launch a high-altitude weather balloon.
News and Events
Physics students are heading to SPS Physcon in San Francisco!
Tenure-track faculty position
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is accepting positions for a tenure track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level in the area of experimental enginnering science starting in Fall 2017. Please visit EMU's jobs board for more information!
Physics and Astronomy is looking for graduate students!
If you are interested in pursing a master's degree in physics, consider applying to EMU. Contact the Department for more information about possible Graduate Assistantships!
The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers majors in physics, physics research, engineering physics and physics teaching and minors in astronomy, general science, physics and physics teaching. The department also administers interdisciplinary offerings in pre-engineering, general science, integrated science teaching and physical science teaching.
Physics faculty study a wide range of research topics including surface physics, optics, space physics, and plasma physics.
Physics tutoring is provided regularly and free of charge by graduate students as well as members of the Society of Physics Students 5 days a week. Stop by the Trochet Reading Room (3rd floor of Strong Hall) to see exactly when tutors are available.
The department’s honor society, Sigma Pi Sigma, is the official honor society of the physics profession. Through election to Sigma Pi Sigma, distinctive achievement and high scholarship in physics is recognized and celebrated. Sigma Pi Sigma exists to honor outstanding scholarship in physics; to encourage interest in physics among students at all levels; to promote an attitude of service in its members toward their fellow students, colleagues and the public; and to provide a fellowship of persons who have excelled in physics. The faculty adviser and a committee of active Sigma Pi Sigma members nominate prospective members.