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Note from the Chair

Our department is the pioneer of its kind in Lebanon, offering a comprehensive range of physics and astronomy courses. Our esteemed faculty members possess expertise spanning a broad spectrum, from solid-state physics to astrophysics.

At the undergraduate level, we provide an extensive array of physics courses that enable students to earn a B.S. degree in Physics. These courses encompass a wide range of subjects, including thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, electric circuits, optics, modern physics, astronomy, analytical and quantum mechanics, statistical physics, solid-state physics, electromagnetic theory, nuclear and particle physics.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at NDU proudly houses an astronomical observatory, establishing itself as a prominent hub for observational astrophysics in the country. Our observatory boasts a 60-cm telescope and research-grade instruments. We offer six undergraduate courses in astronomy and astrophysics, catering to diverse levels of interest and proficiency. These courses accommodate a broad audience, from those seeking a general understanding of astronomy to those with a more technical background in physics and mathematics. Additionally, for those wishing to delve into physics, we offer a minor in the subject.

NDU's physicists are actively involved in education, research, and public outreach initiatives. They offer a wide range of physics and astronomy courses to a diverse student body at NDU. The physics courses tailored for engineering students provide a solid foundation in physics, crucial for comprehending the fundamentals behind contemporary machinery and engineering marvels.

Notably, the Physics and Astronomy department encourages undergraduate students to actively participate in research. Our faculty's public outreach efforts have been instrumental in introducing the wonders of physics and astronomy to a wide cross-section of Lebanese society.

In line with NDU's unwavering commitment to nurturing future leaders equipped with reason and knowledge, the Department of Physics and Astronomy is dedicated to excellence in education, research, and public outreach.

Dr. Bassem Sabra

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