The Department of Physics is housed in Olin Hall of Science along with the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Physical Therapy and Health Science. A major building project completed in spring 2002 nearly doubled the space occupied by the department, and the entire lower level of the existing building was completely renovated.
Our facilities include five state-of-the-art teaching labs and five spacious research labs, one of which is dedicated to research using our newly acquired scanning tunneling microscope which will allow imaging of single atoms on solid surfaces. Our research labs occupy 4,000 square feet in the new addition. We have two 900 square feet classrooms, one fully mediated, and a smaller classroom used for seminars and upper level classes.
The new addition also includes an electronics laboratory, optics and holography lab and new darkroom. We have a refurbished machine shop complete with standard shop equipment including two lathes and a new milling machine.
Physics Machine Shop
Our office suite consists of the department office, ten faculty offices and a comfortable waiting area for students who need to confer with faculty members. We have a large conference room for faculty meetings. Our new student study room is a favorite of our physics majors. The 850 square foot room has computer stations with network connections, reference books, and plenty of space for students to study and socialize. Physics majors can access this room after hours by using their Bradley Quick Cards.
Our building is ADA compliant to serve the needs of all students.