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 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.

February 15, 2018
P-A Colloquium: The Detection of Gravitational Waves by LIGO and Virgo: astrophysical implications

Speaker:  Alan J. Weinstein, LIGO Lab, CalTech

Title: The Detection of Gravitational Waves by LIGO and Virgo: astrophysical implications

Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2018, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

February 15, 2018
"Astronomical Horizons" Lecture

Title: <to be announced>
Speaker: Laura Chomiuk, Assistant Professor, MSU Astronomy & Astrophysics

Free and open to the public.

Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2018, 7:30 pm
Location: Abrams Planetarium