Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Mississippi
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    Astronomy: A View Through a Historic Telescope.
    Bombelliaward
    Dr. Luca Bombelli receives the 2015 Frist Student Service Award.
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    Outreach: Astronomy Open House. Children view the Moon from the roof of the Kennon Observatory.
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    Physics Demonstration: Bed of Nails.
    cavaglia&kids
    Dr. Cavaglià shows kids the LIGO Exhibit: Astronomy's New Messengers
    scholarship
    Chancellor Jones discusses the Lee Bolen Scholarship with Drs. Summers, Reidy and Cremaldi.
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    The North Entrance to Lewis Hall, the Physics Building
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    Dr. Cecille Labuda measures ultrasonic pressure fields
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    Higgs Event: Event recorded with the CMS detector at the LHC. Photo courtesy of CERN.
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    Sombrero Galaxy: Photo taken at the Kennon Observatory by students in our Astronomy Lab.
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    A segment of one wheel of the CMS Pixel Detector, located at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN.
    LIGOLivingston
    The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), Livingston, LA.
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    Lewis Hall in the foreground and the Kennon Observatory in the background.
    Hubble-Grav_lens
    Gravitational Lensing bends and focuses the light from galaxies in this Hubble Space Telescope image.
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    Lunch with new Graduate Physics students during orientation.
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    Micellar Bubble: Stress field around a rising bubble in a viscoelastic wormlike micelle fluid.
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    Micelle Bubble Cluster: Stress field around a growing bubble cluster.
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    Acoustic Waves in Ferroelectrics: Dispersion curves of acoustic waves in a LiNbO3 plate.
    CMS_HCAL
    A view of endcap of the Hadron Calorimeter during the construction of the CMS Experiment.
    CERN_LHC_Magnet
    One of the magnets of the the LHC on display at CERN, Geneva Switzerland.
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    Atmospheric Physics: Ballon launch of detectors that measure properties of Lightning strikes.
    BaBar-EMC
    The Electromagnetic Calorimeter in the BaBar Experiment at the SLAC National Accelerator Lab.
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    Dr. Breese Quinn describes heat transfer in his PHYS 107 physics class.
    DarkSite
    An astronomy student observes celestial objects on a clear winter evening.
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    Whirlpool Galaxy: Photo taken at the Kennon Observatory by students in our Astronomy Lab.
    Hello Jupiter
    Teaching assistant Shadi Alhihi aligns a 25-inch telescope to view Jupiter.
    LabudaPhys214
    Dr. Labuda explains the Ideal Gas Law to students in her Phys214 class.
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    LIGO's Detection of Gravitational Waves: Plots from the two detectors.
  • Welcome!

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi is dedicated to providing a nurturing and challenging environment for our students. We take pride in our instruction of our young future scientists. We have an international faculty who have studied and work in research facilities on campus and throughout the world. In the department you will work and interact with enthusiastic and dedicated faculty and scholars. We have undergraduate programs of study leading to a B.A. degree and B.S. degree. B.A. majors are training for careers in the health science, teaching, or medicine. B.S. majors will be preparing for careers in physics research and future graduate work. We have an excellent graduate research program leading to Masters and Doctoral degrees in Atmospheric Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Physical Acoustics, Gravitational, and Particle Physics.

    The department can boast a rich history in physics and astronomy reaching as far back as the beginnings of the University. We feature a special collection of antique physics demonstration equipment which is on display in Lewis Hall and the Mary Buie Museum. The Department hosts Astronomy nights at the Kennon Observatory. Please take the time to investigate our programs and even arrange a visit to our department.

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