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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 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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Story 7/28/2014

Unlocking an Exotic Atom's Properties in One Millionth of a...

Three Hackman Scholars are working with a Franklin & Marshall physicist who, with funding from the National Science Foundation, is embarked on a three-year project to study the properties of an...

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Story 10/24/2013

Acclaimed Physicist Brian Greene Urges F&M Crowd to Think...

Physicist and Mathematician Brian Greene told a Franklin & Marshall College audience at Thursday's Common Hour in Mayser Gymnasium that willingness and courage to think differently has led to...

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