Our Major Options

Physics 

Physics

Physics students at Franklin & Marshall receive excellent classroom training and have numerous opportunities for close collaboration with faculty members on research projects. Students enjoy individualized instruction, well-equipped labs, a collegial atmosphere, and the chance to participate in projects on campus and at off-campus research labs.

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Astronomy & Astrophysics 

Astronomy & Astrophysics

You’ll find abundant active research opportunities in this dynamic major. Our main research interests are in the areas of pulsar astronomy, gravitational wave astronomy, and cosmology. Our students regularly collaborate with F&M faculty using satellite data and ground-based observations, and our professors offer exciting research opportunities for...

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The Pulse

Story 3/30/2015

F&M Astronomers, Students Part of National Gravitational...

Two Franklin & Marshall College professors are part of a national consortium of astronomers that recently received a $14.5 million grant to build a center for the purpose of detecting gravitational...

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Story 2/24/2015

Creating Life-Saving Solutions, One Equation at a Time

Two of  F&M's three teams chose the Ebola challenge, while the third tackled the search for a lost plane as they competed in the 2015 Mathematical Contest in Modeling, held on college campuses around...

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Story 10/9/2014

Galileo Philosopher

Mark Peterson Professor of Physics and Mathematics on the Alumnae Foundation, Mount Holyoke College October 9, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. Mayser Gymnasium    Galileo is known and remembered for his...

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