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 5/4/2017

Senior Spotlight: She Found She Could Reach for the Stars

"Without F&M’s encouragement to engage in topics outside of my comfort zone, I wouldn’t know myself as much ... ." As they prepare for their May 13 Commencement Ceremony, Franklin & Marshall seniors...

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Story 4/24/2017

Classics and Physics Professors Collaborate to Invent...

The fields of classics and physics intersect in a parking lot, where two F&M professors agreed to work together on device that reveals hidden text in Medieval manuscripts.

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Story 3/20/2017

A Focus on Training the Next Generation of Scientists

At first glance, the large instrument, which has its own room in Franklin & Marshall College’s Barshinger Life Sciences and Philosophy Building, appears like an ordinary microscope. 

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