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Virginia Military Institute
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Explore Physics & Astronomy

Physics probes fundamental questions and also serves as a source of key innovations in high technology. At VMI a dedicated faculty train and work with talented students to explore exciting areas of physics and astronomy like…

  • Lasers and Fiber Optics
  • Laser Spectroscopy
  • Observational Astronomy
  • Thin Films and Nanotechnology
  • Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Nuclear Physics

If you’re curious, come explore with us in state-of-the-art research and instructional laboratories and prepare for a variety of exciting technical careers.


From Mega to Giga

A collaboration under way between a physics professor and a private inventor could someday revolutionize cell phone communication.

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2013-14 a Busy Year for Physics Society

The VMI chapter of the Society of Physics Students had an active 2013-14 academic year.
News - June 2014

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molecular spetroscopy

Tracking Movement to the Microsecond

A laser lab located in Nichols Engineering Building is opening up new avenues of research while promoting interdisciplinary cooperation.

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Thin Films Lab

Cadet Researches Polarization

VMI 1st classman Nick Potter is conducting graduate-level work in physics – while still an undergraduate.

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Physics Project Measures in Nanometers

“It’s kind of nice to be on the leading edge.”  That’s precisely where physics major Alex Firehammer is completing his capstone project in VMI’s thin films lab.

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SURI Cadets Inaugural Participants in VCU-VMI Program

Physics major Jacob Tharp ’12 joined a project of Dr. Ross Anderson, associate professor of mechanical engineering at VCU, to develop a nuclear reactor simulator.

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