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 10/11/2021

Research Fair: Discovering Discrepancies in Theoretical...

 Before he turns to the computer for his research, physics major Evan Shinn calculates by hand to determine corrections to a theory on positronium energy levels.

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Story 8/6/2021

Four F&M Alums Awarded National Science Fellowships

The alums who received NSF fellowships to advance their graduate work shared their thoughts, and some advice, about how F&M prepared them for graduate school.

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Story 6/21/2021

F&M Student STARS to Catch Gravitational Waves

Astrophysics student researchers at F&M are among the beneficiaries of the National Science Foundation’s renewed support of the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves or...

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