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  • Physics major Ben Lovitz ’15 of Portland, Ore., works with his adviser, assistant professor Nathan Lundblad in his ultra-cold atomic physics lab. Lovitz is one of four senior physics majors who won competitive research fellowships last summer. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
    Students

    Four of the department’s 17 senior majors — Andrew Briggs, Emily Clark, Jocelyn Hoye and Benjamin Lovitz — won highly competitive fellowships last summer that took them to major research institutions across the country.

    Students

    Four of the department’s 17 senior majors — Andrew Briggs, Emily Clark, Jocelyn Hoye and Benjamin Lovitz — won highly competitive fellowships last summer that took them to major research institutions across the country.

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    Research

    Students Olalekan Afuye ’15, Saad Ansari ’14, Erin Curry ’14, Yang (Chris) Guo ’14, Kathilee Kenlock ’15, Aliza Khurram ’15, Edward Moan ’14, Joanna Moody ’14, and Albert Shi ’14 present their research at the Symposium on Undergraduate Research in Orlando, FL, an international optics research conference held by APS and OSA.

    Research

    Students Olalekan Afuye ’15, Saad Ansari ’14, Erin Curry ’14, Yang (Chris) Guo ’14, Kathilee Kenlock ’15, Aliza Khurram ’15, Edward Moan ’14, Joanna Moody ’14, and Albert Shi ’14 present their research at the Symposium on Undergraduate Research in Orlando, FL, an international optics research conference held by APS and OSA.

  • Nicole Hastings representing Bates College at the Acadia Night Sky Festival
    Department News

    Nicole Hastings, Assistant in Instruction for the Bates Physics and Astronomy department, represented Bates College at the Acadia Night Sky Festival on September 27th, 28th, and 29th.

    Department News

    Nicole Hastings, Assistant in Instruction for the Bates Physics and Astronomy department, represented Bates College at the Acadia Night Sky Festival on September 27th, 28th, and 29th.


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Physics, the study of space, time, matter, and energy, is a fundamental component of a liberal education. Introductory courses in physics and astronomy are designed to give students a broad background in the fundamentals of the discipline, an introduction to the logic and philosophy of science, and insight into the understanding and applications of contemporary physics and astrophysics.

Advanced courses provide greater depth and sophistication as the student’s background in physics and mathematics develops. Laboratory investigation, designed to accommodate each student’s particular needs, provides direct experience of the central role that experimental research plays in the advancement of science.


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