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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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Highlighted Events

TBD by Prateek Agrawal

Apr 24, 2017, 2:00 PM

202 Physics Bldg.

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Defects and Rearrangements in Disordered Solids by Sven Wijtmans

Apr 26, 2017, 9:30 AM

Room: 202 Physics Bldg.

In this thesis, I will investigate the properties of disordered materials under strain.  Disordered materials encompass a large variety of materials, including glasses, polymers, and gels.  ...

Early universe cosmology as a probe of fundamental physics by Ogan Ozsoy

Apr 26, 2017, 2:30 PM

Room: 202 Physics Bldg.

The features of the universe we probe today are a reflection of the underlying physics at high energies and is a powerful motivation that drives theoretical research in modern cosmology. Precision obs...

Our Warped Universe: Strong Lensing and Deep Machine Learning in Modern Cosmology Surveys by Brian Nord

Apr 27, 2017, 3:30 PM

202 Physics Bldg.

Current and future galaxy surveys will provide data sets unprecedented in size and precision with which to measure dark energy, dark matter and the early universe through probes like strong gravitatio...

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