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3 April 2018

Kemper Ludlow (’18) Wins NSF Graduate Fellowship

Congratulations to senior Kemper Ludlow on winning a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship to study physics. 

 

6 March 2018

HMC Does the APS March Meeting

Professor Nicholas P. Breznay's solid state physics class, Prof. Peter N. Saeta's clinic team sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories, and lots of other current students from sophomores through seniors …

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Why study physics at HMC?

Critical mass, for one thing. We have a large enough department to support a variety of research projects and enough majors to give you great odds of connecting with an excellent group of study buddies.

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Can I participate in research?

Definitely! With 13 full-time faculty members, research activities in the department investigate quantum information, defects in colloids, laser-based fusion, thin-film magnetic systems, plant biomechanics, …

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Where do our students go?

Somewhat more than half of physics majors head immediately to graduate school for PhDs in physics or related disciplines. The others find jobs as engineers, software developers, research assistants, data …

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What can you do with a physics degree?

What’s a physics degree from HMC good for? Plenty. But don’t just take our word for it. Listen to what our alumni say.

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What about the physics curriculum?

By design, the physics curriculum is lean enough to give physics majors an unconstrained elective each semester. With nine options, including astrophysics, biophysics, chemical physics, education, geophysics, …

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What physics is in the HMC Core?

Core physics begins with Special Relativity, which beautifully illustrates how careful reasoning from simple premises can teach you an incredible amount about how the world actually works—even if it isn’t …

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Donnelly, JC, aligning
 8 March 2013  Students Jean-Claude de Sugny and Andrew Yandow work with Professor Tom Donnelly to align optics in a vacuum chamber prior to looking at laser-induced ejection of surface particles for fusion experiments.