Physics Department

It is our goal to give students a personalized education seldom found at larger institutions through small class sizes, as well as active involvement in research projects with the faculty.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. If you find yourself in the area, we also encourage you to pay us a visit. All of the faculty members and students would be happy to answer your questions and show you around.

Department DEI Statement

We are committed to the inclusion of all individuals in our classrooms including people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, genders and gender identities, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds.  We recognize that further efforts to promote equality and inclusion in our classrooms are continually necessary and that any forms of discrimination and inequity are both ethically wrong and damaging.  As we continue to learn, refine, and implement noticeable change in our classrooms, we commit to improve upon and continue to:

  • Listen to those most marginalized among our physics community
  • Provide resources to support our students (see our Resources page)
  • Call out injustice when we see it
  • Review our academic curriculum to identify any biases in content selection, application context, and/or representation and then subsequently revise our academic curriculum in order to reconcile identified biases
  • Identify any potential bias in access to research opportunities and actively promote the inclusion of historically underrepresented students in faculty research
  • Identify and reconcile any potential bias in the selection of students for professional development opportunities, such as serving as a teaching assistant


Explore different research topics students can participate in
Physics professor studying the mechanical properties of biological macromolecules and brings hands-on work to classroom and lab.
Mureika was recently named one of only seven KITP Scholars for 2021-2023 by the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Alumnus Luciano Manfredi Console '19 strove to understand more about the universe and explore the beautiful structures that exist within mathematics while at LMU.
Physics teacher helping a student
Hands-on research and faculty give students deeper insight into disciplines and careers.