Sherry D. Byers
Administrative Assistant

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Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450

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.

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 Poloarization

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

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Magnetc Fields

Cadet Project Examines Galaxy

VMI’s observatory at McKethan Park is enabling research that will contribute to the understanding of our galaxy’s magnetic fields.

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Summer Undergraduate Research