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Department of PhysicsResources

Physics Building Lobby

Physics Learning Center

The learning center provides a central location where students can work in cooperative groups and get assistance with physics homework from volunteer faculty members and graduate students.

Tutoring and mentoring services

Physics Tutors

Each semester, the department offers the names of people who are interested providing tutoring in Physics.

SCALE-UP Classroom

SCALE-UP Classroom

In SCALE-UP, students work on interesting activities in carefully structured groups of three, sitting around large round tables with white boards for working out problems and laptops for simulations and web access.


Pretlow Planetarium

ODU's 40 foot domed Spitz Ap-3 planetarium is home to exciting extraterrestrial presentations. The planetarium offers middle and high school trips, public digital planetarium shows, research opportunities, and even a venue for private functions.

Computer & Mouse

Instructional Support

The Instructional Support Shop supports the undergraduate learning program by effectively managing the department's undergraduate labs, planetarium, and technical resources.

High-Performance Computer Simulations of Particle Accelerators

Computational Cluster

The computational cluster offers dual processor Intel Xeon 2.4GHz with 2 GB of RAM, 120 GB HDD (mirrored), Nodes (1-24) 48 Intel Xeon 2.4GHz processors, 512 MB of RAM and 40 GB HDD per node and gigabit Ethernet.

Matrix - Department of Physics Computational Cluster

Nuclear & Particle Physics Computing Facility

Nuclear & Particle Physics Computing Facility