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 5/2/2018

Ready to Launch: F&M Helps Develop Land Mine-Detection Robot

A major milestone has been passed with the construction of a working robot prototype, and testing is about to begin on the sophisticated imaging sensors that are F&M’s responsibility.  

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Story 5/1/2018

Senior Spotlight: ‘A Bond Built Solely on Exploring the...

As he prepares for the May 12 Commencement ceremony, F&M senior John Comb looks back at his four years on campus—and what's next.

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Story 12/1/2017

Where Classics and Physics Collide

The science behind an unlikely collaboration 

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