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Physics Colloquium: Thursday, 12/5, at 4:10 PM in Lewis Lab 316. Refreshments available at 3:45 PM in Lewis Lab 317. Speaker: Dr. Matthieu Wyart; Title: The Memory of Sand Click for Announcement
Lehigh Physics Graduate Students won second prize in 2013 Annual Cantalobber Contest at Kutztown University.
Department of Physics at Lehigh University
A Message from the Chair
Spring 2013. The new calendar year started well and all our courses are well under way. On February 1st, we had the great pleasure to welcome our newest faculty member, Joshua Pepper, to the department. He joins us from Vanderbilt University. He will strengthen our Astrophysics program with his research on extrasolar planets; planets that orbit stars other than our sun. The main focus of his research is the KELT project - a pair of small, wide-field telescopes that we are using to search for transiting planets around bright stars. He is offering a course on Astrobiology this semester.
To start out the semester, the physics graduate student association organized a poster session highlighting their research achievements. In a fierce competition, judged by first year graduate students, a poster by Brandon Mitchell was selected to be the best.
We are looking forward to great event in March. The department will host Tony Leggett, a Nobel Prize Winner in Physics, on March 27th and 28th. Tony will give two exciting lectures. Mark your calendars !!!
About the Department
Our Department offers programs leading to the B.A. in Astronomy, the B.S. in Astrophysics, and to the B.A., B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Physics, as well as a summer research program for undergraduates.
Research Opportunities are available in the following areas...
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
- Computational Physics
- Condensed-Matter Physics
- Nano Science
- Non-Linear Optics and Photonics
- Plasma Physics
- Soft-Condensed Matter and Complex Fluids
- Statistical Physics
The Department of Physics is housed in the Sherman Fairchild Center for the Physical Sciences, containing Lewis Laboratory, the Sherman Fairchild Laboratory for Solid State Studies, and a large connecting research wing.