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Physics

Physics

Welcome to the Physics at Louisiana Tech University. The Physics program offers undergraduate and graduate programs. Students can choose from interdisciplinary concentrations in astrophysics, geophysics, materials science, biophysics, mathematical physics, and solid state physics.  In addition, undergraduate students can pursue a double degree in physics and electrical engineering.  

Physics students have an excellent opportunity to gain research experience at the Center for Applied Physics Studies (CAPS) and at the Institute for Micromanufacturing.

Students who chose to perform research with CAPS may focus on particle and nuclear physics, modeling, or biophysics. There are several ongoing research projects at CAPS that are associated with national and international laboratories: the D0 experiment at Fermilab, LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory), the G0 and QWEAK experiment at Jefferson Lab, detector development for the future International Linear Collider, and the ATLAS project at CERN. Each of these is a collaborative effort involving top research laboratories at the national and international levels. Students who choose to perform research with the Institute for Micromanufacturing may focus on biophysics and nanobiotechnology. 

For more information about the Physics program at Louisiana Tech, stop by the Physics office, located at 316 Carson-Taylor Hall, on the main campus of Louisiana Tech, or go to http://www.phys.latech.edu/.