Physics students gain hands-on experience through internships and research that takes place across all four years.
Use state-of-the-art research facilities for your senior comp, independent study, or summer research project alongside faculty. Facilities include a:
- Research-grade laser
- Spectroscopy lab
- Non-linear optics lab
- Molecular biophysics lab
- Wible planetarium
Cornell National Supercomputer Facility
Air Force Radio-Biological Laboratory
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Fermi National Laboratory
Argonne National Laboratory
F.S. Seiler Research Lab (USAF)
Naval Research Laboratory
Recent Senior Comps
The Senior Comp is the culmination of four years of experience, imagination, and study. It is the moment when you demonstrate what you’ve learned by teaching us something new.
Tuning into the Milky Way Galaxy’s Frequency: Examining the 21 cm. Emission Line of Interstellar Neutral Hydrogen
Mass Bound and Mass Ejecta in Collisions Between Stars and Black Holes
Investigating the Feasibility of Recycled Thermoplastic Use for Luminescent Solar Concentrator Waveguides
Exploring the Milky Way Through 21 cm Radio Emission: What Can we Observe From Allegheny’s Own Carrden?
Instrumentation of the Gouy Balance Method: An Experimental Technique to Measure Magnetic Susceptibility