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.

 

Physics graduates 2018!

Elizabeth Lyons is missing from the picture.

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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UD Students Visit CERN with Dr. Flanagan

Anthony Pelster, Will Flanagan, and Aidan Medcalf inspect a prototype of the DUNE detector at CERN during assembly. This detector volume will be filled with 800 tons of liquid argon and create images of individual particles. UD is one of the 170+ institutions from 31 countries collaborating on the DUNE experiment.

Learn more: Particle physics research

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

Fermilab Neutrino Experiments

Department of Energy Secretary Perry is given a tour of Fermilab neutrino experiments by Will Flanagan (University of Dallas) and Jonathan Asaadi (University of Texas at Arlington).

Anthony Pelster, Will Flanagan, and Aidan Medcalf inspect a prototype of the DUNE detector at CERN during assembly. This detector volume will be filled with 800 tons of liquid argon and create images of individual particles. UD is one of the 170+ institutions from 31 countries collaborating on the DUNE experiment.

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. 

News

UD in the Community: Gospel of Life Dwellings Affirm Lives

Although she can no longer see, Tia does her best, like the mother she still is, to ensure the comfort of those around her from her perch on the edge of her bed. She is one of three elderly residents of St. Adelaide in Grand Prairie, one of Gospel of Life Dwellings' two locations. First conceived by Joe Flaherty, M.D., BA '86, a geriatrician, the idea for these homes was embraced and implemented -- and is continuously sustained -- by numerous UD alumni.

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New Crusader Baseball Clubhouse Completed

Positioned off Crusader Drive, behind the batting cages and the centerfield wall of the baseball field, the university's newly constructed baseball clubhouse opened the first week in May, the last week of the season for the UD baseball team. This milestone marked the end of a years-long endeavor supported by the university's Baseball Booster Club to upgrade the team's existing locker room and practice facilities.

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