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Division Chair: Patricia Turner

Mark Edelen
Russ Poch
Dave Rader
Wei Xie


  1. (used with a sing. verb)  The science of matter and energy and of interactions between the two, grouped in traditional fields such as acoustics, optics, mechanics, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism, as well as in modern extensions including atomic and nuclear physics, cryogenics, solid-state physics, particle physics, and plasma physics.
  2. (used with a pl. verb)  Physical properties, interactions, processes, or laws: the physics of supersonic flight.
  3. (used with a sing. verb)  Archaic.  The study of the natural or material world and phenomena; natural philosophy.

Awarded as one of the ten participants in "The Strategic Programs for Innovation for Undergraduate Physics."

Selected by the American Association of Physics Teachers.

Offers a statewide program in photonics.