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Want to unlock the secrets of the universe? Want to know how the physical world actually works? The bachelor of science degree at Saint Louis University stresses not only the fundamentals of physics but also the understanding of its applications to other areas such as chemistry, biology and engineering. Our program also includes opportunities to participate in faculty research.
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SLU PHYSICS HEADLINE NEWS (Last updated: November 30, 2009)
Physics degrees retain value in weak economy! An interesting newsflash from the American Physical society. Click here for details.
Interested in physics but thinking about a medical career? The Department is now offering a Pre-Med Option a part of its B.S. and B.A. Degrees in Physics. Recent statistics have shown that physics majors tend to do very well in the MCATS. Click here to find out more about this new option!
November 2009 - SLU physicist featured in Discover Magazine blog. Dr. Potvin has been applying some of the leassons learned in his parachute research into the problem of lunge-feeding by rorqual whales. Amazingly, it appears that the physics of lunge feeding may ultimately limit how large whales can be. Click here for details.
How about creating a "soup" of quarks and gluons? Dr. Dixit has long been interested in "cooking up" something to that effect - he even devised a formula that is used by other researchers (see photo below - from Blaschke et al.; European Physics Journal, Vol. C43, 81-84 (2005)). For more info about the quark-gluon plasma see this Physics Central report from the American Physical Society.
Other Headline News items by SLU Physics faculty members can be found here.