Planetarium Show

medal Student and Faculty Awards

See the recipients of each of our department's annual scholarship awards. Learn more.

Our department explores the fundamental laws governing the natural universe, from quarks to nanoscale electronics to the mechanics of galaxies. And then we work on real-world applications of these laws that contribute to the technology of tomorrow.

As a student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, you can contribute through research experiences in close collaboration with our caring, student-centered faculty.

Our advanced classes have on average 10 to 15 students, which means that not only do you get to know your classmates, but you also get to know us.

And you’ll gain the mathematical and laboratory skills to succeed in small classes where personal attention is the norm.

Our Programs

Colloquium Series

Get out of the classroom and learn about what’s happening in our fields from government scientists, professors from other universities, and other experts in our field.


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