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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

Else Lasker-Schüler's Modernist Poetry - Translations by Brooks Haxton - A Reading

Jan 30, 2019, 3:45 PM

202 Physics Building

The poet Brooks Haxton has published a bilingual book of translations of Else Lasker-Schüler’s poetry. A century ago Lasker-Schüler was among the most prominent of the modernist German...

Talk by Kenny

Feb 8, 2019, 2:00 PM

208 Physics Bldg.


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Syracuse Intensifies Search for New ‘Ghostly’ Particles

Jan 7, 2019, 12:00 AM

Physicists in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) are playing an important role in a multinational neutrino experiment that could lead to major breakthroughs in the study of the universe....

A Star is Born

Jan 7, 2019, 12:00 AM

For Gabriela González G’95, life is a honeymoon—to quote a recent country hit. No sooner had the renowned physicist returned from her own honeymoon than she and her husband,...