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    Students

    This year’s Physics and Astronomy department awards for outstanding students have been released. Click here to find out more!

    Students

    This year’s Physics and Astronomy department awards for outstanding students have been released. Click here to find out more!

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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.

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    Department News

    Nathan Lundblad, Assistant Professor in Physics, studies atomic behavior at ultra-cold temperatures and is principal investigator for one of seven NASA research projects that will employ the International Space Station in 2016.

    Department News

    Nathan Lundblad, Assistant Professor in Physics, studies atomic behavior at ultra-cold temperatures and is principal investigator for one of seven NASA research projects that will employ the International Space Station in 2016.


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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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