Loyola University Chicago

Department of Physics

Cudahy Science Hall

The Physics Department occupies approximately two-thirds (20,500 square feet) of Cudahy Science Hall. Constructed in 1910 as the second building on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus, Cudahy Science Hall with its green dome, serves as a campus landmark.

In stark contrast to its classic Victorian exterior, Cudahy Science's interior is new and modern. The Physics areas include teaching laboratories for introductory physics, computational physics, modern physics, electronics and optics, as well as a seismology station and a machine shop.

The Physics Department strives to maximize student-computer interaction at all levels of the program for majors. The department is Internet-connected with network links to desktop computers in all upper division labs and faculty offices. The elementary level labs are equipped with PC work stations, one for each pair of students. New for 2004-2005 is a classroom-sized computer lab, with PC and Mac workstations for real-time computer-assisted instruction.