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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 Fall Picnic

Sep 10, 2017, 11:00 AM

Green Lakes’ Reserve Shelter


Cosmological Seed Magnetic Field from Inflation by Bharat Ratra

Sep 18, 2017, 2:00 PM

202 Physics Bldg.

A cosmological magnetic field of nG strength on Mpc length scales could be the seed magnetic field needed...

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Jordan Barrett Named Goldwater Scholar

May 1, 2017, 12:00 AM

Jordan Barrett, a junior physics and mathematics major in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Maizy Ludden, a sophomore majoring in biology in the College of Arts and Sciences and geography in the C...

Syracuse Physicist to Discuss Black Holes April 8

Apr 8, 2017, 12:00 AM

Tickets on sale for Paul Souder lecture, benefiting Southern Cayuga Planetarium and Observatory The intriguing and fascinating world of black holes is the subject of a lecture by nuclear physicist Pa...