Department of Physics and Astronomy

Michigan State University's Department of Physics and Astronomy is one of the top-ranked departments in the country. It offers many diverse courses in physics and astronomy. Undergraduate programs are available with different emphases and mixes with other branches of science and engineering. It also offers graduate (M.S. & Ph.D.) degree programs with specializations in many sub-fields.


Upcoming Events

January 18, 2018
P-A Colloquium

Speaker:  Cory Dean, Columbia University

Title:  <to be announced>

Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2018, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

January 18, 2018
"Astronomical Horizons" Lecture: GW170817 Neutron Star Merger

Title: “GW170817: The First Object Seen With Both Gravity Waves and Light Waves is the Merger of Two Neutron Stars”
Speaker: Ed Loh, Professor, MSU Astronomy & Astrophysics

Free and open to the public.

Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2018, 7:30 pm
Location: Abrams Planetarium

January 25, 2018
P-A Colloquium: Spin-Momentum Correlations, Aharonov-Bohm, and Color Entanglement in Quantum Chromodynamics

Speaker:  Christine Aidala, University of Michigan

Title:  Spin-Momentum Correlations, Aharonov-Bohm, and Color Entanglement in Quantum Chromodynamics

Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2018, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

February 8, 2018
P-A Colloquium: The Automated Physicist: Experimental Particle Physics in the Age of AI

Speaker:  Harrison Prosper, Florida State University

Title: The Automated Physicist: Experimental Particle Physics in the Age of AI

Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2018, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.