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Department of Physics

Welcome from the Physics Department at Texas State University in beautiful San Marcos, TX

On this site you will find information about degree programs for both undergraduate and graduate students as well as information regarding technical instrumentation/facilities and ongoing research projects.

Become a Physics Learning Assistant for Spring 2016!

Deadline Extended to Friday, November 20!

Applications are now being accepted to be a Physics Learning Assistant for the Spring, 2016 semester.  There are two separate applications:  One for students who have never been a Learning Assistant before, and one for students who have already been a Learning Assistant.  Links to both applications are below.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Eleanor Close, Dr. David Donnelly, or Dr. Hunter Close.


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'Times Square Kiss' Mystery

Olson, Doescher and Iowa State University astrophysicist Steven D. Kawaler will publish their findings in the August 2015 edition of Sky & Telescope
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