Physics Department


What Can I Do with a Physics Degree?

Some physics graduates become K-12 teachers.

Turning “Water Down The Drain” into “Money in the Bank”


Bruce Thummel (’06) is the HVAC technician serving Olin Hall. He knows the ins and outs of Olin’s heating and cooling systems better than anyone.

University Celebrates Retired Physics Professor With Endowed Scholarship


If the Physics Department had a family tree framed on its wall, it would have just four branches.

Leading Space Exploration Authority to Discuss Mars Settlement; Watch Live


Robert Zubrin, a world-renowned engineer, best-selling author, and a leading space exploration authority will discuss the case for Mars at an upcoming Nebraska Wesleyan University lecture.

Fetzer Science Lecture: "The Case For Mars"

02/28/2013 - 1:00pm
Olin B Lecture Hall

Aerospace engineer and author Robert Zubrin will deliver the lecture, "The Case For Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must."

Research by NWU Physics Professor, Student Provides Evidence for Complex Molecules on Pluto


In summer 2015 NASA’s New Horizons mission will be the first spacecraft to visit the icy dwarf planet, Pluto.

Physics Professor to Discuss Work on Large Hadron Collider


A local professor who is part of a team of scientists performing experiments at the Large Hadron Collider will discuss his work at an upcoming Nebraska Wesleyan University lecture.

Long-time Employees Goss, Haring Look Forward to Retirement


Two long-time employees of the Physics Department are preparing to say goodbye after a combined 86 years of service to Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Physics Department

Physics is a part of everything: from the stars populating the universe, to the environment, to your smartphone.