Message from the Chair
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi is dedicated to providing a nurturing and challenging environment for our students. We take pride in our instruction of our young future scientists. We have an international faculty who have studied and work in research facilities on campus and throughout the world. In the department you will work and interact with enthusiastic and dedicated faculty and scholars. We have undergraduate programs of study leading to a B.A. degree and B.S. degree. B.A. majors are training for careers in the health science, teaching, or medicine. B.S. majors will be preparing for careers in physics research and future graduate work. We have an excellent graduate research program leading to Masters and Doctoral degrees in Atmospheric Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Physical Acoustics, Gravitational, and Particle Physics.
The department can boast a rich history in physics and astronomy reaching as far back as the beginnings of the University. We feature a special collection of antique physics demonstration equipment which is on display in Lewis Hall and the Mary Buie Museum. The Department hosts Astronomy nights at the Kennon Observatory. Please take the time to investigate our programs and even arrange a visit to our department.