Washington University Physics Research Symposium

The Physics Research Symposium is a chance for all members of the Physics Department to come together, show off what they're working on, and learn about the research that others are doing. 

Each research group in the department is encouraged to participate so that there is a complete representation of everything that goes on within the Physics Department. Anyone is welcome to present a poster. For example, graduate students could present their thesis work, undergraduates could present their summer projects, and faculty might show off their research to their colleagues and appeal to interested students. 

While people from outside the department will not be able to present their research, they are encouraged to attend. All attendees will be able to learn more about what goes on within the department and hopefully make some useful connections.

The 2nd annual poster session was held September 4, 2019. The third session will be held August 26, 2020 from 5 - 7 PM on the 2nd floor of Compton Hall.

Abstract Submission

 Abstract submissions are currently closed.

Please present posters at a general level. Keep in mind that attendees will be a mix of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from within the Physics Department, as well as people from outside the department who are interested in learning about what we do. This could include first year undergraduates who are potential physics majors or potential collaborators from other departments.


2019 Program

The 2019 Symposium Program is now available.

2019 Symposium Program

Event Details


The symposium will be held in Compton Hall, Rooms 241 and 245 on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 5 - 7 PM


Your poster must be designed to fit the confines of a 40" high x 60" wide poster board and consist of material that can be fastened with push pins.

The 2018 Symposium Program is available here

2018 Symposium Program