Students Participate in REU Opportunities


NMU Physics students have participated in summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs at a variety of locations, including Notre Dame; University of Michigan; University of Wisconsin-Madison; NASA; and University of Minnesota. The picture above was taken by Amelia Shirtz when she participated in an REU at Kitt Peak National Observatory.  Learn more about our students' REUs:  Kitt Peak; NASA; UM-Optics in Paris; University of Minnesota


Alumni Update:  Amelia Shirtz

Amelia_Shirtz_2_tall.JPGPhysics alumna, Amelia Shirtz, recently moved to California for an employment opportunity.  She accepted a position as an Application Programmer at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Her job duties include processing and stacking medical images for experiments and/or writing programs to do that automatically.



News and Information


Erik Wisuri Named Top Grad

Erik Wisuri was named the 2014 Outstanding Graduate in Physics.  Wisuri (pictured left) completed an REU at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Wallops Flight Facility this past year.  He will be honored at the University's annual Honors Reception in April. Read more



Dr. William Tireman and Collaborators Publish Results of Nucleon-Nucleon Experiment

Dr. Tireman in collaboration with the E07-006 collaboration at Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory (JLab) in Newport News, VA has completed an experiment designed to study the nucleon-nucleon short range repulsive core. Learn more


Social Justice Committee Wins Award

Physics major Arika Egan (pictured holding plaque) and her organization NMU Social Justice Committee have been awarded the Diversity Program of the Year and the 2014 Leadership Recognition Banquet.This award is given out to one organization each year for an outstanding effort to plan, promote, and implement a single project or event during the year that promoted the understanding, appreciation, and embracement of diversity.

Outstanding graduating senior

Physics Academic Program Video
Physics Student TalkingStudents talk about their experiences and opportunities within the major of Physics. See the Video Here
Learn More About the Physics Department at NMU

   physics video

Interested in majoring or minoring in physics at NMU but not sure what to expect? Check out this video made by the physics department to see and hear what the physics department is all about.

Physics Career Options

What can you do with a career in physics?  Click here for a PowerPoint presentation. Also click here for a PowerPoint presentation about major and minor combinations incorporating physics. The opportunities are almost too numerous to mention. Click here for some examples of physics-related careers provided by the American Institute of Physics.