Physics Department Facilities


The Argon Ion Laser puts out a beam in the blue region of the spectrum. This laser light is used to study non-linear optics in a Barium Titanate crystal. (Photo by Jay Grabiec)

The Department of Physics has a number of facilities worth mentioning. Each individual area that is listed below gives us capabilities that are helpful in education and also in research. The observational capabilities available at EIU are some of the best east of the Rocky Mountains. Some of the laser facilities would be more likely to be found at a major research institution. The teaching and research facilities give students and faculty opportunities that cannot be found everywhere.

These facilities, along with a dedicated faculty and staff, help to make the EIU Department of Physics stand out among our peers. Please take a look at some of the facilities that we have to offer: