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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

Gathering to Honor the Memory of Prof. Fritz Rohrlich and Prof. Milton Sack

Jun 16, 2019, 11:00 AM

Le Moyne College Campus Center, Syracuse NY

Please join us for a Gathering to Honor the Memory of Prof. Fritz Rohrlich (5/12/1921-11/14/2018)and Prof. Milton Sack (8/28/1917-10/30/2018)...

TBD by Derek Davis

Jun 24, 2019, 2:00 PM

Room 202 Physics Bldg.


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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...

Syracuse Doctoral Student Earns LIGO Inaugural Award in Detector Characterization

Jan 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

The LIGO Laboratory in November named Davis an inaugural winner of the LIGO Laboratory Award for Excellence in Detector Characterization and Calibration. Davis shares the award with T.J. Massinger, no...