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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

Dissertation Defense; Scott Bassler

Aug 23, 2019, 10:30 AM

Physics Building

Friday, Aug. 23Time: 10:30 a.m.Speaker: Scott Bassler, Syracuse University...

Physics Department Welcome Reception 2019

Aug 29, 2019, 3:30 PM

202 and 204 Physics Building

The Physics Department is pleased to extend an invitation to undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, and faculty to our Annual Welcome Reception. Please join us on Thursday, August 29 from 3...

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White Named Astronaut Scholar

Jul 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

For the first time, two Syracuse University students have been named in one year as Astronaut Scholars. Syracuse is one of two universities nationwide with multiple recipients of the Astronaut Scholar...

Dave Bishop, B.S. '73, elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Jun 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

David J. Bishop, who received his B.S. from Syracuse in 1973, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. His citation reads “For contributions and leadership in high-capacity optic...