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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

TBD by Xi Yin

Sep 6, 2018, 3:30 PM

Room: 202/204 Physics Bldg.

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Physics Department Annual Fall Picnic

Sep 9, 2018, 11:00 AM

Green Lakes State Park, Reserve Shelter

Please join us on Sunday, September 9th, 2018 for the Physics Department Fall Picnic at Green Lakes’ Reserve Shelter. There will be food, there will be games, there will be fun!...

Latest News

Congratulations Simon Catterall on new new DoE subaward “Foundations of Quantum Computing for Gauge Theories and Quantum Gravity”

Aug 20, 2018, 12:00 AM

Simon Catterall is the PI for a new DoE subaward “Foundations of Quantum Computing for Gauge Theories and Quantum Gravity”. Eight universities are involved in a $1.3 M effort led by Univer...

Congratulations Stefan Ballmer and Duncan Brown on new NSF award “Collaborative Research: The Next Generation of Gravitational Wave Detectors”

Aug 20, 2018, 12:00 AM

Stefan Ballmer and Duncan Brown are the PIs for a new NSF award for “Collaborative Research: The Next Generation of Gravitational Wave Detectors”. Their award is linked to a $2.1 M effort ...