Department of Physics

College of Sciences

The College of Sciences is one of the colleges at Old Dominion University (ODU). The dean’s office for the college is located in the Oceanography and Physical Sciences Building. The college consists of the Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Computer Science, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Department of Ocean, Earth… read more »

Oceanography and Physical Sciences Building

The Oceanography and Physical Sciences Building is home to the Department of Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, the Department of Physics, and the College of Sciences at Old Dominion University (ODU). It is located between Elkhorn Avenue and the Mills Godwin Life Sciences Building. History The original, rectangular phase of the building opened in 1998 and houses the Department of Ocean, Earth,… read more »

Pretlow Planetarium

The Pretlow Planetarium is located between the Mills Godwin Life Sciences Building and the Alfriend Chemistry Building on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). Operated by the Department of Physics, the planetarium offers ODU faculty, staff, and students, as well as the Hampton Roads community, a chance to explore space. Screenings of what is currently in the night… read more »

Declan De Paor

Dr. Declan De Paor served as a professor of geophysics in the Department of Physics and the Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Old Dominion Univeristy (ODU) from 2008 until his retirement in January 2017. Dr. De Paor also served as the director of ODU’s Pretlow Planetarium. Personal Life and Service to the University A native of Dublin, Ireland,… read more »