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Physics and Astronomy

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Faculty and Research

Our research employs an broad range of theoretical and experimental approaches to understand the fundamental nature of the universe.
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Seminars and Colloquia

See our weekly seminars and colloquia throughout the academic year.
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Dearborn Observatory

Dearborn Observatory

Visitors are invited to tour the Observatory every Friday night. 


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Open Faculty Positions

The Department of Physics & Astronomy is currently searching in the field of theoretical biological physics or complex systems physics.  We are also seeking to hire a multi-year non-tenure eligible Assistant Professor of Instruction.

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Graduate student Ingrid Stolt writes about "The Magic of Magnets" in the online magazine Helix
Prof. Raffaella Margutti named Sloan Research Fellow
Northwestern Hosts Regional Conference for Women in Physics
Prof. Sauls Elected Secretary-Treasurer of the CMP Division of the APS, among other appointments and honors

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