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Physics & Astronomy


Solve problems, build solutions, and imagine the Universe, from the smallest particles to the largest galaxies.

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Explore the Universe

Students build new parts for our 0.5 MeV Van de Graff linear proton accelerator, analyze images of Saturn from the Cassini spacecraft, construct circuits, model the acoustics of campus spaces, write computer code, and 3D print experimental apparatus.

Physics & the Liberal Arts

Our students communicate, collaborate, and think deeply about physics in the world. Our education prepares students for graduate school, jobs in industry, work in education, and a life of meaningful purpose.

Shuhei Fujita ’18 develops energy software
Physics & Astronomy News

Shuhei Fujita ’18 develops energy software

Shuhei Fujita, physics major for class of ’18, developed energy software with Professor Steve Huss-Lederman to monitor building consumption in real time.
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Mar25th

Astronomy Open House

Learn about the night sky with Professor Paul Stanley and his astronomy students.

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John Murphy ’18, graduate student at UW-Madison, proudly sporting a Beloit shirt.

Very, very cool physics from alum John Murphy ’18

John Murphy ’18 is a Mechanical Engineering student at UW Madison where he works on an extremely powerful refrigerator that will be used for quantum computing.

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