The University of Mississippi
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Contacting the Department

General Inquiries

Chair of the Department: Lucien Cremaldi

General questions about the department can be sent to us at physics@phy.olemiss.edu.
Comments about this web site should be directed to the department's webmaster.

Our phone numbers are: +1-662-915-7046 (voice) and +1-662-915-5045 (fax).

All packages and correspondence, except applications, should be addressed to:

Department of Physics and Astronomy
108 Lewis Hall
The University of Mississippi
Post Office Box 1848
University, Mississippi 38677-1848

Contact information for individual faculty and staff members can be found on our People pages.

Admissions Information

Undergraduate Advisors: Lucien Cremaldi (B.S.) and Thomas Marshall (B.A.)
Graduate Coordinator: Luca Bombelli
Graduate Admissions Information

Other Department Information

See our location on the campus map.

Directions

    A Word of Warning

    Please note: if you are following along with a map, State Highway 6 is sometimes marked as US 278. However, you will not see any US 278 signs on the route.

    From Memphis International Airport

    Follow signs for I-240 from the airport. Take I-240 west (toward Downtown/Little Rock/St. Louis) to I-55 south (Exit 26, toward Jackson, Mississippi). At Batesville (Exit 243A), take Highway 6 east towards Oxford. After approximately 20 miles, exit at Coliseum Drive and turn left. Turn right at the four-way stop onto Hill Drive. Follow Hill Drive to a four-way stop at All-American Way. Continue straight. Visitors are allowed to park in this parking area; Lewis Hall is the large building to the west.

    From Jackson, Mississippi

    Take I-55 north (toward Grenada and Memphis) to Batesville. At Batesville (Exit 243A), take Highway 6 east towards Oxford. After approximately 20 miles, exit at Coliseum Drive and turn left. Turn right at the four-way stop onto Hill Drive. Follow Hill Drive to a four-way stop at All-American Way. Continue straight. Visitors are allowed to park in this parking area; Lewis Hall is the large building to the west.

    From the Delta (Greenville, Clarksdale, etc.)

    Take US 82 east to I-55 and follow the directions for coming from Jackson, or take Highway 6 east from Clarksdale to Batesville and Oxford.

    From Tupelo or Birmingham, Alabama

    Take US 78 west toward Memphis. At Sherman, take Highway 9 south (Exit 76) towards Pontotoc and Oxford. After about 12 miles, turn right on Highway 76 west. Continue on Highway 76, which becomes Highway 6. In Oxford, exit at Coliseum Drive (You should pass the Old Taylor Road exit, even though it is marked for the university) and turn right. Turn right at the four-way stop onto Hill Drive. Follow Hill Drive to a four-way stop at All-American Way. Continue straight. Visitors are allowed to park in this parking area; Lewis Hall is the large building to the west.

    Parking

    During the week, visitors now need to park is Visitor Lots or spaces and need to get a parking permit (See http://www.olemiss.edu/parking/visitors.html). If you schedule a visit in advance with our department we can arrange to supply you with a Visitor Pass.

    Due to the closure of the center of campus to most traffic, parking is somewhat harder to come by on campus, particularly between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays. We also don't recommend trying to visit the department on the weekends that home football games are scheduled (a schedule can be found at this website).

Physics Brochure (7 MB PDF)