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 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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Story 3/6/2017

Converting Light with Lasers to Better See a Microscopic...

For her research, Amy Lytle recently received a $407,000 National Science Foundation Award, one of NSF’s most prestigious.

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Story 8/1/2016

Students Explore Heavens Under South African Skies

Three students and a faculty member from Franklin & Marshall College traveled to South Africa earlier this summer to attend an international astronomy conference on using pulsars to detect...

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