Dr. Cabanela is offering a course on Life and Death in the Universe (HON 324) for Spring Semester 2016. While HON courses are normally restricted to students in the Honors program, we have permission to allow a number of Physics majors into the course. If you are interested, please see Dr. Cabanela about an override to register for the course. (Oct. 8)
Work Application for Spring 2016. Want to be paid for doing Physics? Apply to be a Learning Assistant or Tutor with the Department of Physics and Astronomy! Applications should be submitted to Joy Lindell in Hagen 307 by 4pm on Friday, November 13. (October 7)
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.