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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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Upcoming Events

Qualifying Exam

Aug 19, 2017, 9:00 AM

Room: 202/204 Physics Bldg.

Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m....

Comprehensive exam

Aug 19, 2017, 2:00 PM

Room: 202/204 Physics Bldg.

Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20; 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ALL INCOMING STUDENTS...

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Syracuse Revels in Mega-Science Experiment to Study Neutrinos

Jul 24, 2017, 12:00 AM

Physicists in the College of Arts and Sciences are helping usher in a new era of research. On Friday, July 21, two members of the Department of Physics—Associate Professor Mitchell Soderberg a...

Jordan Barrett, Astronaut Scholar

Jun 26, 2017, 12:00 AM

An undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences is now one of only 17 Syracuse University students who can call themselves an Astronaut Scholar....