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Physics and Astronomy

Graduate Programs

 

Undergraduate Program

 

First-year Focus

Physics is the broadest of the sciences, and more than any other seeks to explain the natural world in the most universal manner possible. We have three introductory sequences to choose from—all of which have lectures, discussions, and laboratories.

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Major in Physics

The Physics major and minor are open to all undergraduates at Northwestern, with a range of concentrations to choose from. The major is designed to help students acquire a broad background in physics and related fields.

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News and Events

 

Faculty Spotlight

 
Michelle Driscoll
Michelle Driscoll
Professor Driscoll is a soft condensed matter experimentalist, and her research lies at the junction between soft-matter physics and fluid dynamics. The Driscoll lab focuses on understanding how structure and patterns emerge in a driven system, and how to use this structure formation as a new way to probe nonequillibrium systems.

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Colloquia

 
Sep
28
2018
Ana Maria Rey: TBA

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

Title:  Speaker:Ana Maria Rey, University of Colorado-Boulder Abstract:  Host: Motter Speaker Schedule Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, co...

Oct
5
2018
Claude-André Faucher-Giguere: TBA

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

Title:  Speaker:Claude-André Faucher-Giguere, Northwestern University  Abstract:  Host: Rasio Speaker Schedule Keywords: Physics, Astro...

Oct
12
2018
Ian Low: TBA

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

Title:  Speaker: Ian Low, Northwestern University  Abstract:  Host: Schmitt Speaker Schedule Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium

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News

 
Prof. Eric Dahl has been promoted to Scientist at FNAL
UNESCO Establishes Chair Professorship at Northwestern
Josh Wiman wins best poster award at QFS 2018
Figueroa-Feliciano Group Completes Micro-X Rocket Launch

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