Observatory hero


My favorite thing about our department is the closeness that we all experience with one another.

– Allyse Appel, Class of 2014

Successful Alumni

In 2012, Jay Dittman ’92 and his research team discovered a new elementary particle. The findings may revolutionize the world of physics.


Engaged Students

Allie Appel ‘15 transferred to Valpo because of its excellent physics department. Years later, she’s still loving it just as much as her first day.


Inspirational Professors

Professor Bruce Hrivnak, Ph.D., was one of the first astronomers to see proto-planetary nebulae. Now students join him in researching these stars