Seminars & Events
Natural Science & Mathematics Colloquium
Most Wednesdays at 4:40 in Schaefer 106
The Physics Club organizes many activities for all students who enjoy physics.
Brian Tennyson (2011), "Dynamics of Probability Fluid in Quantum Mechanics," (Mentor: Dr. Katsunori Mita)
Brian received the 2011 Department Award in Physics. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Physics at Yale University.
Welcome to Physics!
Physics alum Jeremy Perrin (class of 2013) is a finalist for the American Physical Society's LeRoy Apker Award given for outstanding undergraduate research. Only two Apker Awards are given each year: one to a student from a PhD granting institution and one to a student from a non-PhD granting institution. The Apker Award is the highest honor in the physics community for undergraduate research and is given to students who "have demonstrated great potential for future scientific accomplishment."
For his SMP, Jeremy worked with Dr. Erin De Pree in theoretical particle physics, resulting in his SMP on "Fermions in Randall-Sundrum Models with Two Additional Extra Dimensions".
Jeremy also won the 2013 Department Award in Physics, joined Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated summa cum laude (with highest honors). He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in physics at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
The Physics Department at SMCM is dedicated to creating an environment for our students to learn and grow both as physicists and individuals. We actively pursue innovative teaching methods to improve student understanding and retention. Students are encouraged to pursue research alongside the physics faculty. Come visit us!
The Physics Department gratefully acknowledges an investment of $1,000,000 from the Patuxent Partnership. This investment will support the addition of a curriculum in applied physics. Students will now have a broader array of study options from which to choose in order to best meet their interests in physics. Read more about the investment and our expanded program here.
The SMCM STEM Navigators program offers scholarships of $5,000 to $10,000 to students who major in science or math and who demonstrate financial need. This program is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.