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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 3/11/2016

Planning for Life on Mars

For Matthew Tibbetts, a Franklin & Marshall College senior and astrophysics major, large scale is the only way to consider building human habitats on Mars. 

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Story 3/2/2016

F&M Astronomer is Among the First to Detect Repeating 'Fast...

Franklin & Marshall College Associate Professor of Astronomy Fronefield Crawford is one of the astronomers that recently discovered repeating short-duration bursts of radio waves, another...

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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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