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 2/1/2021

Catching a Gravitational Wave

An alumnus, working with a Franklin & Marshall College astronomy professor as part of a larger research consortium, has co-authored a gravitational wave research paper that is expected to open a “new...

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Story 12/14/2020

Clubhouses, Tutoring: F&M Students Meet Lancaster Schools’...

After the pandemic interrupted their science outreach in Lancaster elementary schools, F&M students returned remotely in the fall with tutoring and clubhouses. 

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Story 11/23/2020

Breaking the Diversity Barrier in Science

Physics helped the first aircraft break the sound barrier in 1947, but a Franklin & Marshall College professor is helping to break a barrier in physics that keeps the field less diverse than it could...

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