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.

 

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.

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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

Board of Trustees Names John G. Plotts as Interim President

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Executive Vice President John G. Plotts, Ed.D., as interim president of the university. Plotts joined the university in December of 2008, initially serving in the roles of associate provost and dean of undergraduate admissions.

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Professor of English Eileen Gregory, PhD, Named 2018 Piper Professor

"That's what our teaching, and all our talk about the reflective life, boils down to -- efforts to keep brilliance in our hearts, to remember the lightness that is native to our spirit," said 2018 Piper Professor Eileen Gregory, Ph.D, professor of English. The Piper Award honors 10 professors annually in Texas colleges and universities for outstanding achievements in their profession and is widely regarded as the most prestigious award of its kind in the state.

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10 Things To Know About Your Upcoming Graduation

On Sunday, May 13, the university community will gather on the Braniff Mall to celebrate and honor its newly minted graduates. From Baccalaureate Mass to Commencement, here are 10 things to know about UD's upcoming graduation weekend.

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