Main Contact
Joshua (Josh) M Grossman
Department Chair
jmgrossman@smcm.edu
242 Schaefer Hall
Organization Description
The Physics Department at St. Mary’s is dedicated to creating an environment for students to learn and grow both as physicists and individuals.
June 28, 2021
Josh Grossman, professor of physics, served on the organizing committee and facilitated sessions at the Quantum Undergraduate Education & Scientific Training (QUEST) workshop held virtually June 3-4. 
Quantum Information Science & Technology (QIST) is beginning to transform computing,… Find Out More
June 28, 2021
For all faculty engaged in summer advising, and also for the fall: please remember to let any students interested in the Physics program know that both tracks of the Physics program (Physics and Applied Physics) are available as majors.  Those who are potentially interested in the program should… Find Out More
June 4, 2021
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Professor of Physics Charles L. Adler is featured in this Physics article, “When Sci-Fi Predicts the Future–and When it Doesn’t,” looking at why some science fiction ideas never make it off the written page or into a movie. Adler recently released a video lecture… Find Out More
May 13, 2021
Schrödinger's equation is the fundamental equation of quantum mechanics. This equation is commonly regarded as a "wave equation" reflecting "wave-particle duality" that lies at the heart of quantum mechanics. In this article, Professor Emeritus of Physics Katsunori Mita presents it as a diffusion… Find Out More
March 15, 2021
St. Mary’s College of Maryland has partnered with Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, to offer an engineering dual degree program.  The program, considered one of the country’s premier engineering programs, is now in its 48th year at Washington University.

“While the St. Mary’s College… Find Out More
February 24, 2021
Chair and Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Kelly Neiles, along with colleagues at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, have accepted an invitation from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to participate in an Inclusive Excellence Learning Community. The award includes $30,000… Find Out More
January 12, 2021
Two physics professors from St. Mary’s College of Maryland gave talks at the American Association of Physics Teacher’s virtual winter meeting.  
Erin De Pree, associate professor and chair of the physics department, described training physics students to diffuse racial microaggressions.  Work in… Find Out More
November 11, 2020
The American Physical Society (APS) has selected Josh Grossman, professor of physics, to chair its Committee on Education in 2021.  Grossman has served on the committee since the start of 2019.  The APS Committee on Education promotes and supports the education of physics students at all levels… Find Out More
October 2, 2020
The Physics Teacher, an academic journal on teaching, has published an article by Rose Young ’20, titled "Parenting and Physics: How to Support Physics Students Who Are Raising Children." The article, based on Young’s St. Mary’s Project (SMP) research, was featured as part of the journal’s special… Find Out More
September 17, 2020
The Department of Physics at St. Mary’s College of Maryland received the Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy Recognition for its efforts to increase diversity and inclusivity in science during the all-virtual 2020 Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS (FiO + LS) Conference presented by the… Find Out More