Physics and Materials Science at the UofM

Catalyst for innovative research in Physics and Materials Science, Education, and Training

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance scientific knowledge and innovation while at the same time educating the next generation of talented scientists. Our dedicated faculty supports this mission with cutting-edge research, unique programs, and a supportive learning environment.

News and Highlights

Physics and Materials Science 2024 Summer Camp

The UofM Physics and Materials Science Summer Camp is a week-long experience for high school students to learn about physics and materials science. The in-person camp is open to all high school students. 

The camp will exhibit how physics naturally emerges in our daily activities, provides endless opportunities to learn about and understand the world around us, and furnishes skills applicable to a wide range of career paths. There is a registration fee of $120. 

The camp will be held in Manning Hall on the UofM campus from June 24 to 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. For more information and to register please visit https://www.memphis.edu/physics/camp/.

Prepare for the North American Total Solar Eclipse 2024 at the UofM

We invite you to attend guided tours of the Memphis Voyage Solar System Scale Model. Learn about the Solar System and prepare to enjoy the dramatic display of a total eclipse on April 8.  Please click here to schedule a tour. Please stay tuned for announcements of other events.

2024 Lois McGlothlin Donaldson Endowed Lecture in Physics

John Durning Endowed Lecture Announcement

The 2024 Lois McGlothlin Endowed Lecture in Physics will be given by John Durning.  Visit the Lois McGlothlin page for more information about this endowed lecture.

New Alumni Spotlight and Newsletter

Happy Holidays! We are pleased to present our latest Departmental Newsletter, covering Holiday 2023-2024.  Please also peruse our past Alumni Spotlights and Newsletters.