Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Mississippi
  • Dr. Cecille Labuda
    Dr. Cecille Labuda measures ultrasonic pressure fields
    This photo of the Milky Way as seen from our Dark Site was taken by Dr. Perera with his Nikon 5500,  18mm ay, F3.5, 10s exposure.This photo of the Milky Way as seen from our Dark Site was taken by Dr. Perera with his Nikon 5500,  18mm ay, F3.5, 10s exposure.
    The Milky Way from the University of Mississippi Astronomy Dark Site.
    graduates throwing up their mortar boards
    Physics Department Graduates, May 2018.
    bed of nails demo
    Physics Demonstration: Bed of Nails.
    planet watch
    Outreach: Astronomy Open House. Children view the Moon from the roof of the Kennon Observatory.
    sound effects water demo
    Ukesh Koju, a Ph.D. student in Physics, shows what sound can do to water.
    A View Through a Historic Telescope
    Astronomy: A View Through a Historic Telescope.
    Physics faculty members
    University of Mississippi Physics Faculty.
    CERN_LHC_Magnet
    LHC Dipole Magnet at CERN
  • Join Us!

    We invite you to request more information about any of the degree programs we offer. Check out our Flickr photostream to see some of the people and activities going on in our department.

    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 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. More than 40 graduate students are enrolled in our Master’s and Ph.D. programs. Apply now!

    Learn more about our research successes

    Global simulcast of the announcement from CERN of the discovery of the Higgs boson

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