Community

The Mount Holyoke Physics Department prides itself for being inclusive and encouraging, providing a collaborative environment in which everyone can succeed.

The Lounge

The lounge is where our majors work together while enjoying hot chocolate and popcorn.

"Spending time in the lounge helped convince me to major in physics.  We're never competitive with one another; we work as a team and only move forward once it seems everyone understands the material.  Working through problem sets with other students has enabled me to think about physics from many different perspectives." ~Emily Tansey '13

"The lounge is where the physics community comes together to enjoy good company in the spirit of good physics!" ~Madilena Mendiola '15

Students

Our current physics majors are learning physics in the classroom and our state-of-the-art labs.  Learn more...

You will find MHC physics alumnae all over the world!  Learn more...

Seminars

The physics department at MHC invites leaders in the physics community to speak to our students regarding their research and career opportunities.  Learn more...

MHC has an Award Winning SPS chapter!

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a professional association explicitly designed for students. Membership, through collegiate chapters, is open to anyone interested in physics. The only requirement for membership is that you be interested in physics. Besides physics majors, our members include majors in chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, and other fields.  Learn more...