Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Mississippi
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    Dr. Katherine Dooley demonstrates a squeezed light experiment in quantum optics.
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    Dr. Cecille Labuda measures ultrasonic pressure fields
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    Ukesh Koju, a ph.D. student in Physics, shows what sound can do to water.
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    Astronomy: A View Through a Historic Telescope.
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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.
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    Undergraduate Program in Physics

    After becoming well-trained in critical thinking and problem solving, many physics majors move on to computational programs, engineering programs, medical schools, or even business or law degrees. The department also offers a special major for life science (premed) students leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. Our B.A. graduates have exceptionally high acceptance rates (over 95%) at medical schools. An average of 30 undergraduate and 40 graduate physics majors are enrolled in any given semester. Apply now!

    Graduate Program in Physics

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers Master’s and PhD degrees in Physics, and all students admitted to our graduate program receive full financial support. The University of Mississippi carries the R1 Carnegie designation reserved for doctoral universities with the highest level of research activity. Apply now!

    Learn more about our research successes

    UM’s LIGO Team announces the first detection of gravitational waves

    Announcement of the discovery of the Higgs boson

    UM’s National Center for Physical Acoustics

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