Introductory Physics Students

Physics and Astronomy

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Physics is awesome!

From the big bang and black holes to atoms and photons, Physics and Astronomy are about studying nature on a fundamental level, from scales large to small. Curious about how the world works? Interested in gaining an incredible skill set that will make you attractive to a wide range of employers? Join us!

Faculty Research

Department research areas include gravitational waves, fluid mechanics, experimental optics, astrophysics, and science education. Student research opportunities are available. Learn more and get involved!

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Student Advising

Useful info for majors, prospective majors, and intro physics students.
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Physics Club

Join our student-faculty community! All interested in physics are welcome!
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Seminars and Events

See our schedule of department seminars and other public events.
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Opportunities for merit and need-based assistance.
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Department Information

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Richardson Hall room 301

Department Administrators

Name Title Location Phone Email
Dean Hamden Chairperson Conrad J. Schmitt Hall, 374 973-655-7268
Rick McCollough Secretarial Assistant III/Non-Steno Richardson Hall, 323 973-655-4263
Dale Burke Principal Clerk Typist Richardson Hall, 301 973-655-5132

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