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 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

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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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 graduates 2018!

Elizabeth Lyons is missing from the picture.

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. 


 

Recent Projects:

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

How to Build a Shortwave Radio

Dr. Borvák and his Instrumentation class built a quadcopter drone primarily from parts printed with the physics department's 3D printer. Future plans involve adding an HD camera to the drone.

News

Looking Back at the Photo Reel: President Hibbs' First Day in Office

July 1 marked an era of new beginnings at the University of Dallas as Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, stepped into the limelight as the university’s ninth and first alumnus president. And his early morning arrival on UD’s Irving campus denoted a full-circle homecoming for the former Holy Trinity seminarian.

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Alumna, Family Endow Chemistry Scholarship, Honor Retired Provost

On July 9, President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, along with Alex and Martha Galbraith, parents of alumna Alison Galbraith, BA '12, signed the C.W. Eaker Scholarship Fund for Chemistry/Biochemistry at UD. The endowed scholarship is the first to be received by Hibbs since his presidency began on July 1; it honors longtime and much-loved chemistry professor C.W. Eaker, Ph.D., who served UD with distinction for over 40 years, first as a faculty member, then as dean of Constantin College and finally as provost of the university.

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