Explore an Illinois Wesleyan Course: Experimental Physics Laboratory

As a physicist, you will study the patterns and connections among the fundamental forces of nature and develop simple and contemporary explanations for complex natural phenomena.

Physics is the basis for developing and exploring technology and engineering in areas as diverse as electronics,medicine, telecommunications, computers, and nuclear energy.

The physics program at Illinois Wesleyan offers solid preparation for anyone interested in becoming a scientist, a professor, an engineer, or an applied physicist. 

Above all, you will learn how to learn, in the manner of a careful, thoughtful, well-educated citizen.

You will benefit from our University-wide emphasis on the liberal arts, which we see as an uncompromising search for truth and beauty.

From the first year onward, great emphasis is placed on extensive experimental work.In fact, the physics curriculum at Illinois Wesleyan is as much a hands-on, experiment-based investigation as it is a theoretical discipline.

Thushara Perera 2015 Prof.Thushara Perera is the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant to study the properties of cosmic dust .  (More News About Our Faculty Here.)
Margaret McCarter
Margaret McCarter'15 received the  prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship. (More News About
Our  Current Students Here.)
FredAlex2015Fred Williams'15 and Alex Scherrer'15, working
in the research lab of Prof. deHarak. Numerous opportunities for student-faculty collaborative research contribute greatly to the development of our physics majors.

Physics Department
Prof. Bruno deHarak, Chair
P.O. Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Phone: (309) 556-3661