Ohio University

About Physics & Astronomy

Physics graduate students work in the Smith lab.
Physics graduate students work in the Smith lab.

The Department of Physics & Astronomy is dedicated to developing a deeper understanding of the natural world, to educating undergraduate and graduate students, and to conveying the concepts and logic of the discipline to the broader community.

Fast Facts

About Physics & Astronomy

  • 77 graduate students
  • 70 undergraduate students
  • 32 countries represented in the department
  • Programs in astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, surface science & nanoscience, nuclear and particle physics
  • International travel opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students
  • 4.5 MV high-intensity tandem Van de Graaff accelerator
  • Member of the MDM Observatory on Kitt Peak, Arizona
  • Alumni receive international awards including one Nobel Prize