The importance of physics in the intellectual and economic life of the 21st century is clear to thoughtful individuals. The increased use of complex technologies in microelectronics, environmental physics, optics, space and renewable energies, defense, health care, nanotechnology, manufacturing and other industries provides ample evidence that the value of understanding physics will continue to increase for individuals and society.
The Physics Department at UNF endeavors to create new learning opportunities for our students, as evidenced by the launch of these new initiatives:
For the Physics Internship Program, see the Chair of the Department of Physics. Also, note that the host internship and student internship application forms are linked on this page to the top right under "Helfpul Links".
Two-thirds of the UNF physics graduates over the past decade have continued their studies in graduate or professional schools, including the likes of Stanford University, Ohio State University, Johns Hopkins University, Cornell University, University of California-Berkeley, Cologne University in Germany, University of Florida, Florida State University, Mayo Clinic Medical College, and the American University of Beirut. Other graduates have taken positions in national laboratories (Los Alamos, NASA), the military, private industry (e.g., General Electric, Lockheed Martin, etc.) and secondary teaching (e.g., Stanton College Preparatory School, Paxon School of Advanced Studies, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, etc.).
Our faculty are noted researchers and contribute regularly to the community at large.
The department has an extraordinary array of major research instruments for a comprehensive university of UNF’s size, which is valued at well over $3 million dollars. Our equipment includes:
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