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Meet the Chair

German Kolmakov
Namm Hall 801 (N-801)

Welcome to the Physics Department website. I am very pleased that you are considering taking a course in physics. Our courses offer you the opportunity to develop an appreciation of the multitude of wonders within the universe, an understanding of the underlying physical principles, and a competency at using logical procedures to solve problems. This will also enable you to develop an awareness of the historical advances in science as well as the potential for future developments.

The department offers a wide range of coursework from Astronomy and Principles of Science for those students who do not wish to pursue a career in the sciences, to Algebra-based Physics and Calculus-based Physics. We also offer elective courses in Fiber Optics, Modern Physics and Research Methods.

The research of Physics faculty is focused on mathematical physics, computational physics, condensed matter physics, particle and nuclear physics, and astrophysics. We offer students the opportunity to work with us on a wide range of research projects, attend seminars given by scientists from around the world, and give presentations at student conferences. Members of the Department supervise student research at both the undergraduate and graduate level and participate in the various programs supporting the research of minority undergraduate and graduate students. The theoretical research is conducted thorough the Center for Theoretical Physics which is a subsidiary of the Physics Department. The Center for Theoretical Physics is a unified research and teaching center focused on fundamental physics.

If you have any questions, please talk to any of our faculty. They will be very happy to give you more information about our course offerings or to advise you in your academic endeavors. We look forward to meeting you.