The 2020 Summer Physics Institute is cancelled due to COVID 19.

The Macalester Summer Physics Institute offers a full-year credit, algebra-based college physics course with laboratory, suitable for pre-med requirements. A limited number of on-campus housing contracts are available.

The Institute is run by Professor Sung Kyu Kim, who has taught summer physics at Macalester for more than 20 years, in addition to his duties as professor of physics during the regular academic year.

The Summer Physics Institute 2020 will run over two four-week semesters from June 1–July 24, 2020.

Course descriptions from the Macalester College Catalog


June 1–June 26, 2020

Mechanics, heat and sound, including laboratory experiments and extensive demonstrations. Daily lectures and help sessions, three two-hour laboratories per week. Summer Physics Institute only. (4 credits)


June 29–July 24, 2020

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More Information

For more information, contact Professor Kim at 651-696-6453 or .