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29 July 2020

Jason Gallicchio wins NSF CAREER grant

Assistant Professor Jason Gallicchio has won a prestigious National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to support his research at the intersection of quantum mechanics and cosmology. …

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10 June 2020

Brian Shuve co-organizes a strike for Black lives

For some researchers, last week’s statements from institutions in support of #BlackLivesMatter didn’t go far enough. “Calls for justice and centring Black lives were met with watered-down statements promoting …

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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, thin-film magnetic systems, plant and animal biomechanics, cosmic …

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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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Students

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Faculty and Staff

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Weekly class schedule

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Courses

Colin Adams and Hoaxing Du on the Great Wall
 21 July 2019  Colin Adams (’19) and Haoxing Du (’19) exhibiting a copy of Emerita Professor Chen’s translation of Emeritus Professor John Townsend’s Quantum Physics textbook in an obscure corner of East Asia.