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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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Chaotic Dynamics from Fuzzy Spheres -- Seckin Kürkçüoğlu

Feb 18, 2019, 2:00 PM

202 Physics Bldg.

We examine the Yang-Mills matrix models with a mass deformation term and determine explicit SU(4) equivariant parametrizations of the gauge field and the fluctuations about the classical fuzzy four sp...

Push and pull: Mechanical forces that guide cell motility, by Alison Patteson

Feb 22, 2019, 11:00 AM

202 Physics Bldg.

Mechanical effects can have as great an influence on cell structure and function as signaling by chemical stimuli. Many cell types alter their morphology or change their motility patterns when grown o...

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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...