About Physics
While Joe Finckstudying physics at CMU, use advanced equipment and work closely with respected faculty members committed to student-centered learning.

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:

Brooks Astronomical Observatory. Further develop your career skills in this observatory, which houses a 16-inch (40 cm) computer-controlled classical Cassegrain reflector and is equipped for CCD direct imaging, medium-dispersion spectroscopy, 35 mm and plate photography, as well as UBVRI photometry for visual observing.

Laboratories. Diversify your knowledge and career skills through course work and research experiences in the physics- and astronomy-related labs, which are equipped for laser spectroscopy, magnetic resonance, rheology, thin films, polymer fluid dynamics and X-ray diffraction.