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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 10/22/2019

Autumn Research Fair 2019: Quantum Optics in an...

When Jill Ireland decided to leave Nashua, N.H., to attend Franklin & Marshall College, she didn’t know that she would soon be engaged in research that would have a significant effect on the learning...

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Story 8/22/2019

F&M Launches Partnership with Japanese University

A Franklin & Marshall College astronomy professor and his students visited a Japanese university this summer to present talks on their pulsar research and train astronomy students to remotely operate...

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Story 8/1/2019

Student Researchers Peer into Mysterious Black Holes

F&M junior Elisa Panciu spent her summer exploring one of the mysteries of the universe. Now she knows her post-graduate plans are in astrophysics.: “Doing research on black holes with Professor...

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