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New B.S. in Physics and Engineering 3-2 Program

We have recently begun an exciting B.S. in Physics and Engineering 3-2 Program with Washington University in St. Louis. Three years at Creighton University provides the liberal arts and physics background for a lifetime of making a difference and solving problems. Follow this up with two years at Washing University in St. Louis and you earn two undergraduate degrees: a B.S. in Physics from Creighton and a B.S. in Engineering from Washington University. Details can be found here!

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2018 Physnic

Our annual Department of Physics picnic (Physnic) will take place during Alumni weekend on Saturday September 15th at Elmwood Park Pad, #2, starting at noon.

Mark your calendars! All students, staff, and faculty are invited! We'll grill food and have a fun afternoon together!


Elmwood Park, Pad #2
Date of Event: 
Sat, 09/15/2018 - 12:00

Second EnergiPlant up and Running

Dr. Andrew Baruth (associate professor in the Department of Physics) and his ERG 131 class were featured in an article for The University Network, describing the installation of the second EnergiPlant at Creighton University. The EnergiPlants generate power via both photovoltaic "leaves" and a wind turbine "flower". The energy is stored in batteries within the EnergiPlant, and students may charge their devices from via USB ports.

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Solar Eclipse Talk

solar eclipseThe first total solar eclipse viewable across the contiguous United States in nearly a century will fall across a wide swath of Nebraska next month.

Rigge Science Building Room 120
Date of Event: 
Mon, 08/07/2017 - 17:30

Dr Ekpenyong invited to co-chair session on Mechanosensation

Andrew Ekpenyong, PhD, Department of Physics, has been selected to co-chair the session Mechanosensation at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society in New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb 11-15, 2017.  The meeting brings together about 7000 attendees from all over the world who work at the interface of the life, physical, and computational sciences.

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2016 Haunted Lab



From ghosts that appear when you wave a wand to a magic flying bat—there are plenty of reasons for every one of all ages to attend this free event!

When: October 27 - 29, 5 pm - 8:30 pm

Where: Creighton University, Rigge Science Building, G16

Fun for all ages!

Rigge Science Building G16
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Thu, 10/27/2016 - 17:00
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Jacob Shearer <>

Nick Fischer wins oral presentation award

Nick Fischer (‘17, student in Dr. Baruth's research group), was awarded the "Outstanding Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Sciences Award" from the Nebraska Medical Center. This was based on his oral presentation and abstract for the Nebraska Academy of Sciences annual meeting in Lincoln, NE on April 22.

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New Additions and Updates to Physics Department Programs

Several exciting updates to the physics department degree programs have been approved by the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • New M.S. in Medical Physics degree
  • New Biomedical physics track within the B.S. Major in Physics degree
  • A new course PHY 397: Research Methods (2 credits) has been created as a sophomore/junior-level requirement for all physics majors (B.S. PHY, B.S., and APA). This course replaces PHY 302 Modern Physics Lab.
  • PHY 581 & PHY 582: Advanced Lab 1 & 2 are replaced by PHY 499: Research Capstone (1 credit), which is now required of all majors (B.S. PHY, B.S., and APA).
  • MTH 350 (Applied Linear Algebra and Differential Equations) is now required in the APA major.
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2016-2017 Clare Boothe Luce Scholars

Congratulations to physics department majors Carolyn Taylor and Caitlyn Ward for receiving 2016-2017 Clare Boothe Luce Scholarships!

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Physics majors to give invited talks at 2015 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences

Senior physics major Danielle Desa, and junior physics major Christina Miller have been invited to give talks at the 2015 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences. The conference will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 - Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

Christina Miller, 12:10 p.m. on Thursday October 15th, Applying nonlinear optics to monitor changes in cellular metabolism with the onset and progression of disease


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