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

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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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Sophia Nowak

Sophia Nowak awarded Ferwerda Merit Scholarship

Physics major, Sophia Nowak, is honored with the Ferwerda Merit Scholarship

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Fabian Dauzvardis

Fabian Dauzvardis awarded Ferwerda Merit Scholarship

Physics major, Fabian Dauzvardis, is honored with the Ferwerda Merit Scholarship

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