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Department of Physics

 

Be Part of a Community...

The Physics Department is dedicated to helping their students achieve success both in the classroom and beyond. The department is comprised of a tight-knit group of majors with students active in a variety of clubs, including the Society of Physics Students. Physics students organize various campus events, travel to local schools, study together, relax together, and have an exclusive use of the “Physics Reading Room” – a student lounge with a computer lab and kitchenette.

 

Research Beyond the Classroom...

Physics students conduct and participate in a variety of undergraduate research projects leading to publications, conference presentations, and seminars. Students are highly involved faculty research of expertise; including biophysics, quantum optics, cosmology, gravitational physics, condensed matter physics, robotics and machine learning. The students have presented at national and regional conferences, co-authored published articles, and presented at Loyola seminars.

 

Continued Success After Graduation...

The students of the Physics Department achieve a wide variety of accomplishments after graduation. Physics alumni often continue their education in medical schools (very high acceptance rate), various engineering fields, astrophysics, neuroscience, statistics, earning MD, PhD or MSc degrees. Others have entered workforce directly and our alumni now work as researchers (astrophysics, neuroscience), engineers (off-shore wind turbines, biomedical, software), teachers and in many other professions.

 

Discover Academics

The Department of Physics offers Bachelor of Science degrees in physics, pre-engineering, pre-health physics and liberal arts physics. Scholarships are available to Physics students based on their academic achievement and/or financial need. For a complete list of Physics scholarships click here. Learn more about our programs of study »

Discover Research

Our faculty are active in different areas of Theoretical and Experimental Physics. In addition to course work, students are encouraged to get involved in research with the faculty. Learn more about our undergraduate research opportunities »

Faculty Success

Dr. Beik Mohammadi and Dr. McHugh win an award to carry on the NASA-sponsored LaACES balloon flight project at Loyola

LaACES balloon flight project provides a unique opportunity for those who want to participate in a team project and learn basic electronics, programming, interfacing. Two Loyola student teams will build balloon payloads to measure various properties such as temperature and pressure during flight. At the end of the project, participating students will have a paid trip to the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF) in Texas.


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Student Success

Dr. Emily Drabek-Maunder (PHYS '09) is part of team that discovered the potential for life on Venus

Dr. Emily Drabek-Maunder (PHYS '09) is a co-author on an article published September 14 in the journal Nature Astronomy entitled 'Phosphine gas in the cloud decks of Venus'. This gas is used as a biosignature and its discovery potentially points to the presence of microbial life on Venus.


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Showcase

Baasel Syed studies in China

Physics Major, Baasel Syed, is currently studying abroad at the Beijing Center in China.

2019 Study Abroad in Paris

A group of 13 students from Loyola spent the past month (May 19 –June 15) in Paris studying and exploring on the Loyola Summer Study Abroad program. Physics professor Martin McHugh taught a Loyola Core class “Physics and Astronomy in France” which introduces students to a number of ideas and triumphs in the history of science – each with a thread that ties them to France and its capital city of Paris.

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