Facilities and Research

Facilities and Research

The Department of Physics is housed on the ground level of the Patrick E. Haggerty Science Center. The physical facilities for the department include separate laboratories for nuclear physics, electronics, and optics, as well as for introductory courses. The advanced laboratories are equipped with up-to-date instrumentation including the following: a muon detector, a multichannel analyzer for nuclear measurements, an x-ray apparatus for crystallography, semiconductor logic sets for electronics, Michelson and Fabry-Perot interferometers, and an Ocean Optics spectrometer. In addition the department maintains the Haggerty Observatory. A 16-inch computerized Cassegrain telescope with a CCD camera is housed in the 5-meter dome and is available for student research projects. In addition to our on-campus facilities, students often complete nuclear physics research at laboratories off campus and astronomy and astrophysics studies using remote observatories such as the Monroe Robotic Observatory of the University of North Texas.  Beginning in the Fall of 2017,  experimental neutrino physics will be offered as well using such facilities as the MINOS far detector in the Soudan lead mine in northern Minnesota (shown above).

Departmental Newsletters and Admissions Information

Newsletters:

Newsletter 2015
Newsletter 2016
Newsletter 2017

Admissions Information:

Admissions 2017

News

Our Kids at Heart: The Evangelizing Power of Catholic Education

"You bring me a letter of acceptance to a Catholic school for your child, and I promise your child will attend Catholic school." This is the promise Father Mark Hamlet, BA '68 MBA '70, makes to his congregation at every Mass. The pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Austin, Hamlet has spent much of his ministry advocating for Catholic school education through his nonprofit foundation, Our Kids at Heart.

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Junior Computer Science Major Interns at Google

This past summer, Yeabkal Wubshit, BA '20, earned the internship that every computer science major dreams of: a position at Google -- and spent the summer working on infrastructures for Google Service Accounts at Google's office in Sunnyvale, California.

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Distinguished Alumni Excel in Human Endeavor

The University of Dallas will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of four alumni with its 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Award recipients Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, MTS '00, Laura Felis Quinn, BS '86 MBA '18, Judy Kelly, BA '63, and John Parker, BA '83 MBA '89, will be honored for their contributions to their professions, communities and the University of Dallas.

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