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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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Oct2nd

Astronomy Open House

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

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Morgan Rehnberg ’12, Beloit physics major, at Kitt Peak Observatory

Major in physics at Beloit, and help save the world from asteroids

It may sound like science fiction, but while an undergraduate at Beloit College, Morgan Rehnberg ’12 spent a summer working for the National Optical Astronomy Observatory to write computer code to identify potentially hazardous asteroids.

Morgan recently completed a PhD in Astrophysics and Planetary Science at the University of Colorado, and is now the Director of Scientific Presentation at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in Fort Worth, TX.

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