Explore the physical world from quarks to stars.

Why Study Physics at Luther?

A Path to Careers in Physics and Engineering. Students who major in Physics at Luther go on to successful careers in physics, engineering, and other technical fields.

A Variety of Research Opportunities. Our students actively engage in the cutting-edge research of our physics faculty, developing projects that enable them to explore the frontiers of science.

A Close-knit, Vibrant Community. If you major in physics, you become part of a close-knit community of faculty and students who love to study the physical world.

Why Study Physics?

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Professor Wilkerson and students Madilyn Heinke '19 and Eric Floden '18 studying star data.
Professor Perez and David Pfotenhauer '15 using the optical bench.
Professor Wilkerson with students Torger Jystad '19 and Issac Stivers '19 debating how to best analyze their research findings.
Students collaborating on research work.
Students discussing their physics poster at the student research symposium.
Documenting one's work is an important skill.
Clara Olson '13 excited about donuts during weekly Physics Tea Time.
Zach Martin '19 focused on summer research work.
Students playing chess in the Physics Library and Exploration Center.
Professor Pedlar with students Tania Proksch '19 and Josh Jackson '18 studying quark transitions.

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