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  • Confronting Ebola

    New working group uses advanced modeling techniques to understand evolution, spread of deadly virus.

    microscopic view of the ebola virus
  • Streamlining the Nuclear Force

    Physics professor Ruprecht Machleidt’s work related to nuclear force models has been highlighted on the U.S. Department of Energy website.

    U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science logo
  • Big Award for Tiny Research

    Physics Professor David McIlroy Recognized with Idaho NSF EPSCoR Award for Work with Nanomaterials

    Professor David McIlroy
  • Waves on an Alien World

    UI physics researchers find first evidence of waves in Titan’s methane seas

    A sun glint off the methane see on Staturn's moon Titan


Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Idaho provides a rigorous and friendly environment where students learn about the nature of the physical universe and participate in cutting-edge research.

We offer highly personalized physics degree programs to prepare our students for future careers as scientists, educators and engineers.

Both undergraduate and graduate students participate in research with faculty members that strengthens problem solving skills, builds teamwork, and provides valuable research experience.

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Opportunities for Physics Majors

Ready to launch a high-tech career? Physics majors can look forward to many possible career opportunities because of their extensive computer and technological background. More