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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

Improving the Sensitivity of Advanced LIGO through Detector Characterization by Derek Davis

Jun 24, 2019, 2:00 PM

Room 202 Physics Bldg.

Observations of gravitational waves by Advanced LIGO have allowed the physics of binary black hole and neutron star mergers to be probed in detail. Gravitational-wave detectors are some of the most se...

TBD by Mark Trodden

Sep 19, 2019, 3:30 PM

Room: 202/204 Physics Bldg.


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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...

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...