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About Us

The School

The School of Physics and Applied Physics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers four separate undergraduate applied physics degree specializations in addition to Masters and Doctorates in Physics.  The Department has several major, federally funded research projects and actively encourages student participation in research of both graduate and undergraduate students.  Both experimental and theoretical work is now being undertaken and opportunities abound for research assistantships.  Such research, especially for students in our applied physics specializations, will provide opportunities for cutting-edge research experience which will aid students in future employment and graduate education opportunities. BS degrees in physics provide excellent opportunities for high-paying jobs with very low unemployment rates.  (See American Institute of Physics research.) The school has faculty members working in various areas of experimental and theoretical Physics. The department hosts numerous outreach events each semester such as public astronomy observations.

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SIUC Physics Department Operating Paper (pdf)


Neckers Map

Physics is located on the 4th floor of the Neckers building. Neckers is just south of the Student Center in between the Student Center and the Bantera Center (former SIU Arena). See campus map for more information.

Contact Information
Chair: Saikat Talapatra
Undergraduate Advisor: Thushari Jayasekera
Graduate Advisor: Saikat Talapatra
Phone: 618-453-2643
E-mail: physics@siu.edu
Webmaster: rbaer@siu.edu

Postal Address:
Department of Physics
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1245 Lincoln Dr
Neckers 483A
Carbondale, IL 62901-4401