Why Study Physics at Concordia?At Concordia, as you earn a well-rounded education in the fundamentals of physics, you’ll gain the unique experience of teaming up with talented faculty to explore special interests within the field. The physics faculty are active, year-round researchers, including Centennial Scholars, and frequently involve students in their work.
One faculty member is using laser spectroscopy to study ultra-fast molecular dynamics in liquid mixtures – in a high-tech laser lab right on campus. Another physicist studies exotic atomic nuclei using the coupled cyclotron and the MoNA LISA detector system at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. Students are involved in taking data at the laboratory as well as analysis at Concordia.
Adding to this level of personalized education is innovative technology – including the department’s Van de Graaf microparticle accelerator is used to simulate the physical and chemical processes caused by impacts of interplanetary dust particles on spacecraft. It is one of only four such accelerators in the world.
Whether you plan to go on to graduate school or become a physics teacher or experimental physicist, Concordia’s emphasis on hands-on learning and liberal arts will help you along the way.