Physics Labs

In these labs, students from different health, natural sciences, computer science and engineering disciplines explore concepts in classical and modern physics, acquire experimental expertise and develop experimental know-how in electricity, magnetism, mechanics, thermodynamics and more.

Beirut Campus


Physics Lab

The physics laboratories on LAU’s Beirut campus are equipped with cutting-edge technology, providing students with a profound and practical understanding of fundamental scientific principles. These state-of-the-art facilities offer invaluable learning opportunities for students across various disciplines, from freshmen and pre-med students to physics majors and those pursuing engineering, chemistry or biology.

Each laboratory features multiple computer stations integrated with probes and sensors for automated data acquisition and analysis through user-friendly interfaces, ensuring precise and efficient data collection. Furthermore, a multimedia system enhances the learning experience by enabling effective instruction and presentations.

The comprehensive curriculum encompasses core areas of physics, including mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics, modern physics and quantum physics. Dedicated laboratory instructors guide students through carefully designed activities that cultivate essential scientific skills. Students learn to formulate hypotheses, conduct experiments, collect and analyze data and arrive at well-supported conclusions.

Sage Hall 501

This laboratory is dedicated to Classical Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics. In it, students explore the laws of motion, energy transformations and fluid behavior through various experiments. The lab is equipped with sophisticated experimental setups, including projectile launchers, motion on an inclined apparatus, centripetal force apparatus, ballistic pendulums, simple harmonic motion experiments, rotational platforms, buoyancy setups, standing waves in air experiments, heat engine gas law apparatus, thermal expansion apparatus, steam generators, Joule-Thomson apparatus, Adiabatic coefficient of gases - Flammersfeld oscillator, Maxwellian velocity distribution apparatus and experiments on the thermal and electrical conductivity of metals.

Orme Gray 205

This laboratory is dedicated to experiments in Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics and Quantum Physics. Through various advanced experiments and simulations, students explore electromagnetism, light and its interactions, the atom and beyond. The lab houses state-of-the-art equipment, including oscilloscopes, function generators, digital multimeters, LCR meters, various circuits variable capacitors, digital teslameters, basic electrostatic systems, charge-to-mass ratio of an electron apparatus, Zeeman effect set-up, Franck-Hertz experiment, electron diffraction apparatus, blackbody radiation experiment, photoelectric effect apparatus, different types of light sources, speed of light experiments, optics system kits covering various experiments in geometrical and wave optics, Michelson interferometer, diffraction at a slit and Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle apparatus, atomic spectrometer and a variety of other experiments.

Byblos Campus

Physics Lab (Eng 604)

The physics laboratory on the Byblos campus is equipped with modern experimental setups enabling students to explore concepts in classical and modern physics and to develop experimental know-how. The experiments performed in the lab cover a variety of physics-related topics including mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics and modern physics.

The major instruments of the lab include dynamic tracks and carts, ballistic pendulums, rotational platforms, steam generators, oscilloscopes, function generators, digital multimeters, LCR meters, variable capacitors, digital teslameters, Helmholtz coils, lenses, lasers, diffraction slits and photoelectric effect apparatus. In addition, some experiments are converted to computer-based experiments using interfaces and a variety of sensors.