• To educate Undergraduate and Graduate students in physics, providing students opportunities to participate in "world class" research, to serve our region and nation through education, formal and informal, and as a center of technological excellence.

  • To educate Undergraduate and Graduate students in physics, providing students opportunities to participate in "world class" research, to serve our region and nation through education, formal and informal, and as a center of technological excellence.

  • To educate Undergraduate and Graduate students in physics, providing students opportunities to participate in "world class" research, to serve our region and nation through education, formal and informal, and as a center of technological excellence.
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Department Advisors

 
Undergraduate Advisor:
Cheryl Lawler
Office Location:ENV 220B, PHYS 226
Email: clawler@unt.edu
 
Undergraduate Coordinator:
Office Location: PHYS 110
 
Graduate Committee Chair:
Office Location: PHYS 110
 
Graduate Coordinator:
TBA
Office Location: PHYS 110
 

Physics Employment Opportunities

UNT Physics

Expanding the frontiers of knowledge and serving society

Physics is the study of space, time, energy, and matter at all scales ranging from those describing subatomic particles to the evolution and structure of the universe as a whole!

While many disciplines attempt to explain how the world around us works, physicists ask the more basic question: “why?” Trying to answer this most fundamental question, physicists develop strong problem-solving skills.  The ability to synthesize and think through new situations is critical to success in any career path you choose to enter.

A physics degree can lead to a wide variety of careers including medicine, nanotechnology, teaching, semiconductor research, energy or electrical engineering, space and atmospheric research, law, business, acoustics, and science journalism.

Undergraduate focus

The Department offers a wide range of lecture and laboratory instruction necessary for preparation in Physics and other fields such as Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, and even the Arts and Humanities. In addition, participating in undergraduate research can help identify the career that is right for you.

Research for graduate and undergraduate students

Examples of Physics research at the University of North Texas include seeking better understanding of how systems of only a few atoms, electrons, and photons behave, exploration of the properties of meso-scale objects such as nanoparticles and polymers, and observing and interpreting the light from distant galaxies. 

This research also makes connections to diverse applications, which at UNT include, for example, new materials for energy storage, nanotechnology for sensors and novel photonic devices, and mathematical models of the working of networks of neurons.

Connections are also strong with other fields of research including material science, electrical and mechanical engineering, chemistry, biology and medicine, mathematics, and computer science. 

This work is made possible by close collaboration of faculty members with graduate and undergraduate students using the Physics Department’s ion beam accelerator facility, laser laboratories for ultrafast and ultraprecise spectroscopies, materials synthesis and characterization laboratories, supercomputing-based modeling and simulation, and robotic observatory.

Speaker Spotlight

Colloquium - Dennis Mueller
  Tuesday, Sept 2, 2014 3:30 p.m., Room 104, Physics Building Refreshments 3:15 p.m., Room 104   Antimatter Matters Abstract Although...

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Physics News

Donald H. Kobe, professor emeritus of physics

Donald H. KobeDonald H. Kobe, 79, a professor emeritus in the Department of Physics, died Dec. 3 at his home in Denton.

Kobe was on the physics faculty from 1968 to 2008. He made significant contributions to quantum theory and to other areas of theoretical physics. He published papers concerned with quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, statistical mechanics, classical mechanics and electromagnetism.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Minnesota.

He is survived by his wife, Sonia, and one sister.

Posted on: Thu 05 December 2013
 
UNT a member of research group awarded $8.5 million

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Professor researches a new cancer detection, treatment
The High-throughput Highway to Computational Materials Design
Study holds Promise for Fighting Disease
Infrared Technology
Accelerator moved in Physics
 

Student Spotlight

Jeffrey Lutkenhaus
Based on the recommendation of the Physics Graduate Committee, Jeffrey Lutkenhaus has been awarded 'The Andy and Vicki DeLong Scholarship' in...