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Welcome to the Bridgewater State University Physics Department. We are a versatile and growing department making new and exciting strides in our curriculum and research.  We currently have more than fifty Physics Majors, a handful of Physics Minors and several Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) students. Most of our Majors take part in intensive and well-funded summer research programs in astrophysics, optics and biological physics with our faculty of world renowned scientists through collaboration. BSU physics graduates split roughly three ways after graduation either going to graduate school, entering the field of teaching or working in the industry. 

Physics Welcome Ice-cream Social 
15th of Sept at 2.30 pm Science Ctr Atrium

Physics News Letter (2016/17)

​Recent News
  • Twenty-one new physics majors join us this Fall, largest recruit in the recent past
  • Dr. Williams takes over duties as Department Chair
  • Nine physics majors graduate this year with 4 summa cum laude and 5 Departmental honors one of the strongest class in the recent past
  • Maria Patrone and Eric Grotzke win the Best Research Presentation Award at StARS
  • BSU Physicist join the March for Science at the Boston Common with thousands of Scientists from the greater Boston
  • Dr. Arndt completes Nation's oldest Boston marathon and sets an example of hard work, dedication and perseverance
  • Nicholas Bryden wins the Prof. Leonard Kelly memorial award given to the best graduating physics major
  • Physics major Kevin Roebuck wins the Prof Kelly award given to best chemistry student 
  • William Coon and Benjamin Hanson awarded ATP Summer Grant
  • Amanda Coughlin gets into Indiana University -Bloomington physics PhD program with full assistantship
  • Kevin Roebuck gets admission to Wake Forest University PhD program with full assistantship
  • Dr. Tom Kling, et. al has been awarded a grant of $1 million by the NSF to support Students Engaging In Science and Mathematics Interdisciplinary Collaborations (SEISMIC) 
  • BSU SPS is recognized as one of the Distinguished SPS chapter by the National Society of Physics Students
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Physics research was represented by 15 posters at Students Arts & Science Symposium - 2016 
Department of Physics, DMF Science & Math Center 201, 24 Park Ave, Bridgewater, MA 02325 | 508-531-1836