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The Physics Department has a number of undergraduate and graduate research opportunities available ranging from experimental astrophysics to soft matter and biophysics.

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To satisfy your curiosity about the Universe, to start a career (including medicine, law, and computers) in a world dependent on technology, for fun, for a solid background for teaching, to be able to make better decisions about technology, either for business or as a citizen, and for important problem-solving skills. Physics is a broad preparation for a variety of careers where science has an impact.

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We have internationally recognized research groups working in fields ranging from soft condensed matter and biological physics to elementary particle physics and cosmology and the search for gravitational waves. You can find out more by looking at our individual research group pages and by writing to individual faculty to find out what specific opportunities are currently available for prospective graduate students.


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What’s the matter with granular matter? by Kerstin Nordstrom

Apr 25, 2019, 3:30 PM

Room: 202/204 Physics Bldg.

Sand, soils, powders, particles, grains... Granular materials are all around us, and yet we are still trying to understand them. In this talk, I will present some outstanding questions about gran...

Flow and Clogging of Granular Materials by Kerstin Nordstrom

Apr 26, 2019, 11:00 AM

Room: 202/204 Physics Bldg.

Granular materials are commonplace and their interparticle interactions are typically simple contact forces. Yet we still have much to learn about their rich, sometimes perplexing behavior. In this ta...

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Turning Student Research into Reality

Jan 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Ph.D. candidate Avinash “Avi” Thakur helps design nanomaterials that could improve cancer detection...

Syracuse Doctoral Student Earns LIGO Inaugural Award in Detector Characterization

Jan 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

The LIGO Laboratory in November named Davis an inaugural winner of the LIGO Laboratory Award for Excellence in Detector Characterization and Calibration. Davis shares the award with T.J. Massinger, no...