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Department of Physics

Discover new planets or determine the atomic structure of different materials side-by-side with our respected faculty who are experts in their field.

In addition to research and professional internship opportunities, you'll develop technical skills through a variety of projects in areas specifically used by physics majors.

These include the Brooks ‚ÄčAstronomical Observatory and laboratories which are equipped for laser spectroscopy, magnetic resonance, rheology, thin films, polymer fluid dynamics and X-ray diffraction.

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Use our advanced equipment and work side-by-side with physics faculty that are committed to your success. Develop the skills needed to pursue an amazing career in physics, astronomy, astrophysics, and beyond.

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CMU gave me a place for me to discover that I enjoy research, and my professors worked with me and pushed me to do better.

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