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Physics Department Gathering with Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream and Toppings: Wednesday, 6/11, at 1:30 PM, Lewis Lab Room 270 Lobby.
Physics Colloquium: Thursday, 5/1, at 4:10 PM in Lewis Lab 316. Refreshments available at 3:45 PM in Lewis Lab 317. Speaker: W. B. Fowler, Y. W. Kim, S. H. Radin, R. A Shaffer; Title: 50 Years of Modern Physics at Lehigh: 1954-2014
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 2014. We are still digging out from all the snow!!! Making up classes lost to the weather keeps us very busy. Nevertheless, the year got off to an excellent start. Our REU NSF grant was renewed for another five years. John Huennekens stepped down after more than 20 years as director, and Ginny McSwain took over his role. Applications are coming in already, but it is not too late to apply. We are looking forward to another exciting summer.
The department was awarded an internal grant for a new femto-second laser. This will complement existing instruments in the Physics Laser Laboratory that occupies the first floor of the Sherman Fairchild Laboratory. It will enable a wide variety of research for our faculty, including studies on nonlinear optical imaging, time-resolved spectroscopy, and laser-induced materials modification.
In early February, Joshua Pepper gave an exciting presentation at an ASA Packer Society Event at the Franklin Institute’s Fels Planetarium in Philadelphia. After a dinner and demonstration of the amazing possibilities of the planetarium, Joshua told society members, all long-time friends and benefactors of Lehigh, about How to Discover a Planet in Three (Not So) Easy Steps. The exciting talk was followed by a long Q&A section that continued through dessert.
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.