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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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TBA Adam Solomon

Sep 28, 2018, 12:00 PM

208 Physics Bldg.

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TBA Sumati Surya

Oct 1, 2018, 2:00 PM

202 Physics Bldg.

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Latest News

Cristina Marchetti wins the inaugural Leo P. Kadanoff Prize of the APS

Sep 13, 2018, 12:00 AM

The Department of Physics congratulates Prof. Cristina Marchetti, who is the winner of the 2019 Leo P. Kadanoff Prize of the American Physical Society. The $10,000 prize was established in 2018, and M...

Professor Liviu Movileanu develops biosensors to identify proteins in leukemia, cancer

Sep 6, 2018, 12:00 AM

A physicist in the College of Arts and Sciences is using a major grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support ongoing research into protein detection.Liviu Movileanu, professor of phy...