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.
The visiting assistant professor of physics and postdoctoral scholar talks asteroids, UFO abductions, and Phillies baseball on WHYY's The Pulse.
Suzanne Amador Kane (Haverford Physics) and her student research team used bird-mounted cameras to examine how falcons pursue their prey. Since their research was published in The Journal of Experimental Biology, the study has been attracting international media attention and a YouTube video of footage from a "falconcam" has gone viral.
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
7:00Public Observing and Pulsars at Strawbridge ObservatoryPublic Observing and Pulsars at Strawbridge Observatory http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/259959 Observatory 103 2014-03-22T19:00:00 2014-03-22T21:00:00Join us for this free public event to learn about pulsars and observe through Strawbridge Observatory's telescopes!
Friday, April 18th, 2014
Friday, April 25th, 2014
7:30Astronomy Night!Astronomy Night! http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/259963 Chase Auditorium 2014-04-25T19:30:00 2014-04-25T21:30:00Please join us for this free, public event held (rain or shine) in conjunction with the Philadelphia Science Festival. We will offer both hands-on activities and telescope observing.