Welcome to Physics and Astronomy at Haverford
The concepts and methods of physics are fundamental throughout the sciences, and have produced profound scientific, philosophical, and technological developments. Our departments are built on close work between students and faculty on cutting-edge research, with nearly all physics, astronomy and astrophysics majors participating.
Why Physics & Astronomy at Haverford: Student Research
Virtually all our majors engage in cutting-edge research, working closely with faculty in fields such as biophysics, quantum computers, cosmology, quantum gravity, fluid dynamics, nanoscience, and extra-galactic astronomy. More on Student Research >
Why Physics & Astronomy at Haverford: Post Graduation
Our majors go on to the top echelon of graduate schools; to careers in engineering and computers; to medicine, law, and public policy; to high-school teaching; and to dozens of other career choices. More on Post Graduation >
Why Physics & Astronomy at Haverford: Faculty
We are innovative and dedicated teachers. Three out of our seven tenure-track faculty have been appointed since 2006. More on Faculty >
Why Physics & Astronomy at Haverford: Community
Our students collaborate -- with faculty, and one another. There is a strong sense of community in our department. More on Community >
Why Physics & Astronomy at Haverford: Theory
Our theoretical BiCollege physics community is uniquely strong for a liberal arts college, including faculty who study theoretical particle physics, quantum gravity, string theory, quantum computing, fluid dynamics, and computational nanoscience. More on Theory >
Inside Physics & Astronomy @ Haverford
- Recent Experiences.
Find a quick overview of the Physics and Astronomy department and programs
- Sketches on Courses lets you take a look at what Physics and Astronomy courses are really like.
Check out The Lighter Side of Haverford Physics and Astronomy including Physics Songs, Department picnics and outings, and more.
Recently released results of the Planck space telescope’s sky survey are giving us a whole new picture of the universe. Ben Walter ’13 has been working with Emeritus Professor of Astronomy Bruce Partridge to sharpen scientists’ reports on the game-changing data.
Rodriques, who also won a Churchill Scholarship earlier this year, will use the generous award, valued at over $250,000, to support graduate studies at M.I.T.
Kissin is the 10th athlete from the cross country and track programs to be selected for the scholarship and marks the fifth consecutive year in which a Haverford athlete has garnered the postseason scholarship.
- Latest Post: University of Arizona Mirror Lab visit and trip to KPNO
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