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Physics Department


A dynamic program of study with student-centered and guided discovery-based learning approaches, rather than the traditional lecture format. McDaniel Physics is designed to equip all students (both science and non-science majors) with critical thinking and problem-solving abilities so they can make informed decisions regarding matters of science and technology.

Apollo Mian, Ph.D. Faculty Feature

Over the past 20 years, Professor Apollo Mian has helped countless students fill their knowledge gaps, allowing them to reach their full potential. His desire to help students who struggle is motivated by his own life’s experience where a compassionate seventh-grade teacher made all the difference in the world. Many of his students have gone on to complete graduate degrees in Physics and Engineering from prestigious universities and now have distinguished careers in the field.

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Physics professor shares the secret to playing your best game of catch Research in Action

A gentle throw is all you need during a game of catch, but what’s the best angle to get that perfect pitch? Jeff Marx, chair of the Department of Physics, published an answer to this question in the January 2023 issue of The Physics Teacher.

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Dr. Jeffrey Marx

Department Chair

Phone: (410) 386-4619

Office: Lewis Hall of Science 319a


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