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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

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!...

TBD by Evangeline Downie

Oct 18, 2018, 3:30 PM

Room: 202/204 Physics Bldg.


Latest News

New Faculty Snapshot: Alison Patteson

May 4, 2018, 12:00 AM

The new research assistant professor of physics comes to Syracuse from the University of Pennsylvania...

Britton Plourde Works to Develop Tools for Quantum Computer

Jan 18, 2018, 12:00 AM

Britton Plourde, professor in the Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, has received a new grant from the National Science Foundation to work on developing tools for building a qu...