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Department of Physics and Astronomy

  • Jones Physical Science Building


Our students benefit from our internationally recognized faculty who are engaged in world-class researchOur ties to several national and international laboratories and physics-related industries, as well as our interdisciplinary efforts provide students with access to cutting-edge research in almost all areas of contemporary physics. The research opportunities and classroom instruction we provide pay off, too. We have an excellent record of launching our undergraduate and graduate degree recipients in rewarding jobs, with the majority of them going on to successful careers in research, academia and industry all over the world.


Quantum Leap

Every year we publish our departmental newsletter, Quantum Leap. It includes updates about research, alumni, faculty, current students, special events, and much more. You can read the most recent edition [2019] or be added to our mailing list by updating your alumni profile or emailing Sam Beals at

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