Grand Valley State University Society of Physics (SPS) Chapter selected as a 2019 - 2020 Distinguished Chapter.
Dec 22, 2020
Physicists are explorers of the physical universe seeking to understand the fundamental behavior of nature from elementary particles to galaxies.
Physics, as a natural science, is a core component of a liberal education, and learning science requires the development and application of critical thinking skills to the natural and man-made world. The members of the physics department are devoted to learning and teaching about the ways in which the physical aspects of our existence can be understood and shaped by qualitative and quantitative reasoning within the framework of physics, the foundation of the natural sciences.
The physics department provides an excellent liberal education experience for GVSU students with student tailored physics courses and programs, mentored research experiences with faculty, and outreach activities.
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The Department of Physics is in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. It offers a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) with a major in physics. Our robust program engages students in observation, experimentation, and theoretical study of the various phenomena of nature. The Physics Department offers:
We are always looking for interested and motivated students who are enthusiastic about physics and who want to pursue an undergraduate degree in physics. Explore our website for details.
If you are interested please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Recent Publication by Dr. Maja Krcmar, Professor of Physics:
M. Krcmar, German D. Samolyuk, and James R. Morris, Stacking faults and alternate crystal structures for the shape-memory alloy NiTi, Phys. Rev. Materials 4, 103606 (2020).
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Associate Professor of Physics. Research is in observational high-energy astrophysics using satellite-borne and ground-based instruments for the detection of X-rays and gamma rays to study black holes, neutron stars, and white dwarfs.