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

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

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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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

Program Aims to Open UD Ethos to Wider Community

On Thursday, Sept. 26, several members of the university community gathered to celebrate the completion of Course II of the Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture program, the first component of UD's Liberal Learning for Life initiative. The course is titled "The Person: Tradition and History."

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The Idea of Our University

To found the famous Core curriculum of the University of Dallas, as an education "best for the individual," Donald and Louise Cowan looked to John Henry Newman's The Idea of a University. He unapologetically promotes the Western classics -- precisely because so few know our own culture well enough to appreciate the depth of any other.

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To Russia with UD: Faculty to Lead UD's First Tour of Russia

This summer, the University of Dallas invites students, alumni, faculty and staff to join its first-ever tour abroad of Russia, led by Professor of Physics Richard Olenick and Affiliate Instructor of Spanish, French and Italian Irina Rodriguez. From June 8 to June 16, 2020, Olenick and Rodriguez will guide participants through the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, taking them on a cultural and literary tour of the "Russian soul."

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