Seminars & Events

Natural Science & Mathematics Colloquium
Most Wednesdays at 4:40 in Schaefer 106

For updates, like the Colloquium on Facebook.

Program Highlight

Students preparing to drop a pumpkin from a window

The Physics Club organizes many activities for all students who enjoy physics.  

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SMP Spotlight

Brian Tennyson (2011), "Dynamics of Probability Fluid in Quantum Mechanics," (Mentor: Dr. Katsunori Mita)

Brian received the 2011 Department Award in Physics.  He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Physics at Yale University.

Welcome to Physics!

The Physics Department at SMCM is dedicated to creating an environment for our students to learn and grow both as physicists and individuals.  We actively pursue innovative teaching methods to improve student understanding and retention.  Students are encouraged to pursue research alongside the physics faculty.  Come visit us!


The research experience of St. Mary's physics student, working with the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), was featured in a video released by NAVAIR.


Join the SMCM Physics group on Facebook Facebook and the St. Mary's College of Maryland Physics group on LinkedIn St. Mary's College of Maryland on LinkedIn.


Physics alum, Jeremy Perrin '13 was a finalist for the American Physical Society's LeRoy Apker Award for outstanding undergraduate research.  For his research, Jeremy worked with Dr. Erin De Pree in theoretical particle physics, resulting in his SMP on "Fermions in Randall-Sundrum Models with Two Additional Extra Dimensions". He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in physics at Cornell University.


The Physics Department gratefully acknowledges an investment of $1,000,000 from the Patuxent Partnership.  This investment supports our curriculum in applied physics.  Students have a broad array of study options from which to choose in order to best meet their interests in physics.  Read more about the investment and our expanded program here.


The SMCM STEM Navigators program offers scholarships of $5,000 to $10,000 to students who major in science or math and who demonstrate financial need.  This program is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.