Our department has a wide range of ongoing research activities, including

  • Astrophysics
  • Biophysics
  • Condensed Matter Physics (Experimental)
  • Condensed Matter Physics (Theory)
  • High Energy Physics
  • Optical Physics
  • Physics Education Research

Each of these areas provides the student with an opportunity to learn important new research techniques and skills. There are opportunities to conduct research during the summer as well as the academic year.

Students are encouraged to directly contact the faculty members whose ongoing projects coincide with the student's own interests.  

All physics majors complete a senior research project. You may contact Dr. Janet Tate for additional information concerning possible research opportunities for the senior thesis. 

Financial support is possible through the OSU Research Office,  the URISC Program and the College of Science SURE program.

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