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

Pre-Pandemic, Spring Romer Visits International Physics Lab

"On Thursday, February 6, I arrived in Geneva, worn out from four days of classes, three bus rides, and a rocky EasyJet flight, expecting to have cell service. I didn't have cell service. Luckily, I did have the name of my destination -- CERN, the international European particle physics laboratory -- and a brief note explaining my situation to the French guards," writes John Rabaey, BS '22.

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Emergency Relief Fund Renders Fast Aid to Students in Need

Edisson Ramos, BA '20, is one of many students receiving assistance from UD's COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, which has currently raised nearly $90,000; the first of the funds were distributed last week to help students make their April rent, and Director of Financial Aid Taryn Anderson, BA '07, is in the process of distributing a second wave to students with housing or food insecurity or in need of Wi-Fi or other resources for online learning.

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