Resources & Opportunities
A computerized general physics laboratory allows students to use motion detectors, force probes, timing devices, radiation counters, and light/sound sensors as they work through the many laboratory-based activities embedded in physics courses.
Apparatus and software:
Equipment available to students includes the Creed-Fulton observatory with a 16” research-grade telescope, several small telescopes, a CCD camera for astrophotography, a holographic optical bench, multipurpose analog-to-digital boards, electronics prototyping boards, a darkroom, and access to a machine shop. Software includes Mathematica, Videopoint, Voyager 4.5, and other analog-to-digital analysis programs, as well as many simulation software.
Internships are required for physics majors.
Research with faculty or participation in summer research programs is encouraged.