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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 1/25/2016

His Mind is a Million Miles Away

Astronomer and aspiring astronaut Richard Camuccio first remembers looking through a telescope at the moon and stars when he was 6 years old in Telford, Pa. Sixteen years later, the Franklin &...

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Story 11/25/2015

Plotting a Trajectory to the Stars

Astrophysics major Richard Camuccio has been fascinated by the stars for as long as he can remember. At Franklin & Marshall, he's tackling big scientific and philosophical questions.

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Story 10/22/2015

Adkins Honored With One of Physics' Most Esteemed Awards

For his work in the classroom and laboratory, Processor of Physics Greg Adkins has been awarded one of the most prestigious honors given in physics, the 2016 American Physical Society Prize for a...

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