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


Hastings Discusses Physics Major

Hastings_Eiffel_Tower.jpgNMU physics major, Cassy Hastings, traveled to Paris, France last summer to study optics and research at The Institut d’Optique Graduate School. This REU program is a collaboration between the University of Michigan and several Paris universities.  A senior in physics, Hastings will be attending medical school in the fall.

In a recent video interview, Cassy discusses the many opportunities she has discovered within the major of Physics. See her video



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


Butler Completes Summer REU

Physics major, Elizabeth Butler,  worked on the EBEX experiment for the University of Minnesota, TC, creating software to analysis time data. EBEX is a polarimeter designed to look at the cosmic microwave background radiation in hopes of finding traces of gravitional waves in the modes of polarization. Learn more

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

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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.