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Physics Department


In the physics department, we believe in hands-on learning and train our students to use even our best equipment.  Our facilities include:

  • a state-of-the-art planetarium
  • a well-equipped laboratory in nanotechnology and material science
  • a small wind tunnel
  • X-ray apparatus
  • lasers
  • a Scanning Electron Microscope
  • a Scanning Tunneling Microscope
  • an Atomic Force Microscope
  • research grade spectrometers and electromagnets
  • several 8-inch telescopes.

Physics students will be given the opportunity to conduct research with our faculty, which includes Dr. Vasudeva Aravind, Dr. John Heard, Dr. Chunfei Li, and Dr. Sharon Montgomery.