• Gillian working in the Physics lab
  • Roman Alvarado ALPhA Lab laser
  • Laura presenting information on IceCube project
  • Vanessa, summer REU student
  • Launching the Trebuchet, Fall 2014
  • Planetarium Instructor looking at Constellations
  • Maddy Boettner, Century College graduate and UWRF undergrad in Physics
  • Robert, Samantha, summer REU students



Welcome to the UWRF Physics Department, part of the University of Wisconsin System's Center of Excellence for Undergraduate Physics and Chemistry.

We are dedicated to helping students learn physics and engineering by providing a rigorous curriculum within a supportive environment. 

Our mission includes excellent teaching, individualized advising, scholarships and public outreach.

A few recent student accomplishments include:

What does a physics major do?

Check out the incredibly diverse number of careers using physics.

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Astronomy Talk & Observatory Viewing
  • 8 pm Talk: "Gravity, Relativity and the Milky Way"
  • 8:30 pm Telescopes - Waning crescent, Uranus

Alan Kruizenga

Alan Kruingza photo
"Physics Alumni Success Story"

Contact Us

Physics Department
Phone: 715-425-3235
Fax:  715-425-0652