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Department of Physics
Department of Physics


==>Congratulations to our graduating seniors: Kyle Rodenhausen and Will Taylor!! <==

Physics, the study of matter and energy, is at the root of every field of science and underlies all natural phenomena. Physics ranges from the study of the atom's tiny world to the colors of the stars in the far depths of our universe. Understanding motion, force, energy, sound, electricity, magnetism and light, as well as the atom and the nucleus, all challenge the student in this fundamental science.

The skills you gain with a degree in physics are valuable in so many jobs. These skills include: conceptual reasoning, critical thinking, and problem solving.

Veteran physics undergraduates are employed by the Department, under faculty supervision, as Teaching Assistants, in our introductory laboratories. This combines a unique growth and learning opportunity with the convenience of an on-campus job.

The UNO Physics Department is very active in both theoretical and experimental research on novel materials that have interesting electrical, magnetic and optical properties. The projects also provide support and opportunity so that undergraduate physics majors may get involved and receive first hand training in the forefront of material research. In addition, many of our majors are encouraged to attend summer research programs hosted by national laboratories.


Senior Project Report: William Taylor, Relativistic Effects on Global Positioning Systems, Wednesday, May 7, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm, DSC 109.

Refreshments will be served!!

Senior Project Report: Kyle Rodenhausen, Giant Electroresistance Switching in Ferroelectric/Antiferroelectric Tunnel Junctions, Wednesday, May 7, 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm, DSC 109.

Pizza Free Food / Free Physics! Find out the latest physics & astronomy news! See you in the Fall Semester!

Planetarium Shows: Sunday, May 18, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm -- More Than Meets the Eye
Planetarium Shows: Friday, June 6, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm- 9:00 pm -- What's Up?
Planetarium Shows: Saturday, June 7, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm- 9:00 pm -- What's Up?