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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

The Proton Radius Puzzle by Evangeline Downie

Oct 18, 2018, 3:30 PM

Room: 202/204 Physics Bldg.

The Proton Radius Puzzle is the difference between the radius of the proton when measured with electrons, and that measured with muons. Its potential resolutions could be very exciting, include beyond...

Talk by Cem

Oct 19, 2018, 2:00 PM

202 Physics Bldg.


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Physicist's Discovery Recasts 'Lifetime Hierarchy' of Subatomic Particles

Oct 1, 2018, 12:00 AM

Researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences have determined that the lifetime of the so-called charmed omega—part of a family of subatomic particles called baryons—is nearly four times...

Syracuse Professor Lisa Manning Named to Science News’ SN 10: Scientists to Watch

Sep 28, 2018, 12:00 AM

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that ...