Physics & Astronomy

Our department offers a solid foundation in physics and astronomy as core disciplines within the liberal arts.

Students learn the disciplines’ technical, conceptual, historical and philosophical contexts. In addition, majors develop strong technical and mathematical skills.

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Ashley Carter

Professor’s Career in Research and Outreach Earns $500,000 Grant

In awarding her the grant, the National Science Foundation noted that Ashley Carter's work was notable both for its investigation of DNA folding and for her efforts to recruit women into STEM fields.

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