Explore how the entire universe works, from subatomic particles to entire galaxies.
Admission to Ball State is selective, and we carefully evaluate all applications on an individual basis. Our goal is to identify students who have the ability, motivation, and intellectual curiosity needed to thrive in our innovative learning environment.
Also, our department offers several scholarships and graduate assistantships to help with the costs of your education.
Conduct research, join our society for physics students, find a job or internship in our field—there are plenty of opportunities for you to grow in our field and get to know your classmates and faculty outside of the traditional classroom setting.
As one of our students, you'll learn from faculty members who are well-established experts in their fields. Our professors are published in astronomy, condensed matter/nanoscience (both experimental and theory), medical physics, nuclear and radiation physics, particle physics, and physics education.
Our alumni remain an important part of our programs long after graduation. We love to hear about and share your successes and keep you updated on the latest in our department. Update your information in the alumni directory to stay in touch with us. Or support current and future students by contributing to one of our scholarship funds.
As a student, you’ll get to experience the night sky unlike anywhere else in the state. We are home to the Charles W. Brown Planetarium, which is the largest in Indiana.
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On Saturday, November 5, four Ball State students will compete in the third annual Astronomy Slam. Hosted by the Charles W. Brown Planetarium, the Ast …
The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland houses the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to stu …