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Physics and Astronomy
In the News
Students in Dr. Gordon Emslie’s Physics 450 class witnessed the effects of the Coriolis force in a real-world environment....
The WKU Department of Physics and Astronomy congratulates the 2021-2022 academic year graduates. Pictured from left to right are Jordyn Hurley, Philip Waymeyer, Wesley Fisher, and Alex Driehaus....
WKU has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to replace the telescope and control system at the Bell Observatory. The new instrument will be the largest optical telescope in...
Sixty students from five local schools participated in the 2018 Western Kentucky Physics Olympics on Saturday, February 24, 2018.
Dr. Gavi Begtrup, CEO of Eccrine Systems, focuses on translating the company’s advanced biosensor and microfluidics capabilities into a premiere suite of sweat monitoring products.
Rico Tyler, master teacher with WKU’s SKyTeach program, received the Outstanding Master Teacher Award this week at the 2018 UTeach Conference in Austin, Texas.
We are located on "top of the hill" on WKU's campus with facilities in the Kelly Thompson Complex for Science, Center Wing (TCCW) and the new Ogden College Hall (OCH). For the 2018 calendar year, our departmental office is located in the Environmental Science & Technology building (EST 260) while TCCW is under renovation.
We offer courses for our undergraduate students progressing toward a B.S. in Physics, for our graduate students in Homeland Security Science, and for students of all majors who need general education or technical support in physics and astronomy.
The WKU Department of Physics and Astronomy strives to foster a diverse international community of faculty, staff and students through engaged learning and significant research, stimulating intellectual curiosity and critical thinking.
We aim to:
- Suitably prepare the next generation of scientists, engineers and health professionals
- Increase understanding of the physical universe in the local community and beyond.
- Conduct research that both enables these aims and has positive impact in the local and regional community and beyond.
A community of faculty, staff, and students engaged in better understanding the physical world.
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