Dr. Bonnie Wylo mixes physics with art.
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 and Astronomy is looking for graduate students!
If you are interested in pursing a masters degree in physics, consider applying to EMU.
March 15-16 SPS Zone 7 Meeting
EMU is hosting the annual SPS regional meeting this year. The meeting will involve a student poster competition as well as talks from several members of the physics research community and industry. See http://chuck.emich.edu/zone/ for more information.
April 5-7 Astronomy at Fish Lake!
Join students and faculty for the semesterly trip to the Kresge Environmental Education Center. The dark skies allow for excellent viewing of faint night sky objects! Stop by the Physics and Astronomy office for more information and to register.
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.