Physics Program News

Faculty achievement honored at Professional Recognition ReceptionLifelong learning is a central focus for Centre College’s students and faculty. Professors at the College are innovative, taking risks and...
Centre GEMS initiative featured by Kentucky National Science Foundation programThe KY NSF EPSCoR—Kentucky’s chapter of the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research—recently featured Centre College students...
Centre’s John Coogan ’16 commissioned in the Marine CorpsIn addition to earning a bachelor of science degree in physics at Centre College’s Commencement on May 22 , John...
Jim Kelly teaching physics class

From sub-atomic particles to the origin and structure of the universe, physics uses the language of mathematics to discover, describe, and apply the fundamental laws of nature.

Our physics curriculum provides study in mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermal physics, optics, modern and quantum physics, digital electronics and computer interfacing, and experimental physics.

The Physics Program enhances students’ capacity for analysis, synthesis, and inductive and deductive reasoning. Physics students learn to plan and conduct scientific experiments and to communicate the concepts of physics in oral, written, and mathematical form. A majority of physics majors participate in collaborative research with a faculty member.

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Your Major Took You Where?

A Sampling of Recent Centre Graduates



Tech Systems Columbia University (M.S., operations systems)
Edelweiss Resort and Lodge University of Louisville (Ph.D., electrical engineering)
University of Rochester (Ph.D., physics & astronomy)
University of Kentucky (B.S., mechanical engineering)