Department of Physics

Welcome to the Physics Department at American University! Our research labs and facilities include the Institute for Integrated Space Science and Technology (ISSTI), Design and Build Lab (DaBL), and DC Space Grant Consortium.

Nate Harshman

Video: What to Expect in Physics

Prof Nate Harshman on the AU physics community.

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Light beams shining through a prism

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Light, Sound, Action: PHYS 200 Turns Twenty

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Six WIS panelists, posing.

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Annual Event Connects Women Across DC STEM Community

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Three shelves with scientific instruments sit beneath the periodic table.

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Full STEAM Ahead

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smiling physics students working with circuits, circuit boards and batteries in a lab

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Why We Love Physics

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