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Physics

The scope of the studies in physics - from nuclei to stars - is represented in the curriculum of UD's Physics Department and in student research, as well as in the research of individual faculty members.

 

DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship

Sophia Andaloro also received the Robert S. Hyer Award from the American Physical Society for her undergraduate research in quantum optics.

Learn more: Life as a graduate student after UD

Physics in the Core Curriculum

Physics majors at UD complete a major that includes the UD Core curriculum and undergraduate research.

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Astronomy In North Carolina

Join UD physics professor Dr. Richard Olenick for Mayterm Astronomy in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.

Learn more: Summer Astronomy

Physics in the Core Curriculum

Physics majors at UD complete a major that includes the UD Core curriculum and undergraduate research.

Learn more: Physics in the Core

Physics graduates 2019

Back row: Alexander Thompson, Peter Chang, Andrew Chang, John Jones, Alec Byrd, Joe Griesbauer Front row: Joe Pelletier, Sophia Andaloro, Tessa Rosenberg, James Frisby, Daniel Orth, Ted Morin, (not pictured) Alessandra Marchi

Alumnus helps find signs of a time crystal

Physics alum Jared Rovny's research collaboration at Yale University makes a big find.

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Students who choose to major or concentrate in physics take courses that prepare them for graduate studies, teaching, medical school, and industry. The low student-to-faculty ratio means students are offered many opportunities to interact with professors in courses, laboratories, and research. In 2013 the department added a dual degree in electrical engineering program with the University of Texas at Arlington. The department also offers Astronomy, Physics & Technology and General Physics I and II as Core Curriculum courses. 


UD Physics Welcome

 

Recent Projects:

Dr. Moldenhauer built a shortwave radio from random, scavenged parts for an interdisciplinary project.

How to Build a Shortwave Radio

Trebuchet launch on the Pitch, with Department Chair Jacob Moldenhauer, courtesy of alumnus Joe Dougherty, BA '16, of Holy Trinity Seminary.

News

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