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Physics & Engineering Physics

Physics majors obtain a solid foundation in physics and mathematics in preparation for a technical or scientific career. Our students can study theoretical topics in fields such as quantum mechanics and condensed matter physics, as well as gain experimental experience in fields such as nanotechnology, optics, lasers or solid-state physics.

Engineering Physics majors receive the professional, multidisciplinary, ABET-accredited, engineering education that is in strong demand by today’s industries. Instruction from both physicists and professional engineers incorporate engineering standards and realistic constraints to prepare our students for careers in industry, government and higher education while instilling a desire for lifelong learning.

Common passion unites diverse minds in Physics Journal Club

In the heart of Tulsa, a diverse and eager group of TU students and faculty, area high school students and teachers, and local lifelong learners convene to discuss the latest progress in physics. The TU Physics Journal Club has met almost every second Tuesday of the month during the academic year since 1997, totaling some 200 meetings. The TU Physics Journal Club’s youngest member is Jonah Brandenburgh, who has been attending club meetings since he was 8. Now 17, Brandenburgh is a junior at TU. The continuous involvement of diverse members highlights the club’s ability to captivate minds young and old and incite an ongoing pursuit of knowledge.

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    • Physics & Engineering Physics Faculty

      Our distinguished faculty comprises accomplished scholars, dedicated educators, and experts in their respective fields. With a commitment to fostering academic excellence, they engage students in innovative and collaborative learning experiences, preparing them for success in a rapidly evolving world. At TU, our faculty members not only impart knowledge but also inspire and mentor students, creating a dynamic and enriching educational environment.

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    • Facilities

      Equipped with cutting-edge technology and resources, our classrooms, laboratories, and libraries provide students with unparalleled opportunities to explore, discover, and excel in their academic pursuits. From collaborative study spaces to specialized research labs, our facilities are designed to inspire innovation and support the academic success of our diverse student community.

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    • Physics & Engineering Physics Research

      Both faculty and students engage in groundbreaking research across diverse disciplines, pushing the boundaries of knowledge and addressing real-world challenges. From impactful studies in energy and environmental sciences to cutting-edge advancements in technology and healthcare, our commitment to research excellence provides a unique and enriching experience for scholars eager to contribute to the forefront of academic exploration and societal progress.

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    • TU Physics

      Our department also has a long history of educational outreach to the public. Our faculty have conducted many state-funded workshops to train K-12 educators in teaching science and math and have hosted other events such as fun and educational physics shows. The TU Physics Journal Club, often cited as TU’s most successful outreach program, draws well over 100 physics aficionados monthly to discuss the latest progress in physics.

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