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About

Students Collaborate on Physics

Exceptional Faculty with Exceptional Expertise

The faculty in the Physics Department are exceptional teachers and world famous researchers in their fields of study, selected to become members of our department by the most rigorous standards.

We Focus on Undergraduate Students

Our department is smaller than departments at larger research-focused schools, which means we get to know our students on an individual basis. We know their personal strengths, needs and interests. We work closely with our undergraduate students, mentoring them through the most formative time in their career.

In larger departments at other universities, the faculty work primarily with their graduate students, leaving undergraduates at a distance. At Pacific, we work closely with our undergraduate students, mentoring them through the most formative time in their career, their bachelor’s degree.

Research Opportunities: Explore with Us

Our small size does not limit our ability to expose students to cutting-edge research. Our department has several faculty working on research in particle physics and computational simulation.

Facilities and Equipment

The offices, laboratories and classrooms of the Physics department occupy Olson Hall. Labs are equipped with modern facilities for courses in optics solid state physics, advanced experiments, as well as for the Introductory Physics, Music, and Astronomy courses. Equipment includes a 2.3 meter radio telescope for student use. The department has two computer labs with PCs, and a scientific computing (unix) lab.