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Yuchao Wang '20 poses with peacock feathers, the focus of his research
Monday, May 27, 2019

Physics & Astronomy

All physics and astronomy majors have the opportunity to perform meaningful and potentially publishable research, working closely with our faculty in fields such as quantum computing, observational cosmology, nonlinear physics and fluid dynamics, extragalactic astronomy, biophysics, and nanoscience.

Yuchao Wang ’20 (pictured), Rui Fang ’18, and Yabin Lu ’18 co-authored a paper in PLOS ONE with Professor of Physics and Astronomy Suzanne Amador Kane on the biological physics of the color of peacock feathers. Photo by Patrick Montero.  

Composite of students' talking about their thesis projects
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Senior Thesis

The senior thesis represents the culmination of a Haverford student’s academic experience, and is one of the most important and rewarding ways that Haverford realizes its educational mission. It is an opportunity to do original research at levels usually reserved for graduate students, in partnership with faculty mentors. Haverford College is one of a very few institutions in the country that includes a senior thesis project as part of every student’s academic program.

"Two-Minute Thesis" is a video series produced by the Haverford College Libraries. Haverford senior thesis writers briefly discuss their theses, the research process, and share the ups and downs of their thesis-writing experience. Watch now»

“Ethical Struggles in Catastrophic Times: Quakers’ Responses to the Holocaust”
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

COOL CLASSES: “Ethical Struggles in Catastrophic Times: Quakers’ Responses to the Holocaust”

“Ethical Struggles in Catastrophic Times: Quakers’ Responses to the Holocaust”

This religion course is an examination of some of the remarkable—and highly controversial—activities in which Quakers engaged as they tried to provide assistance to Jews who were being persecuted by the Nazis.

Our Cool Classes blog series highlights interesting, unusual, and unique courses that enrich the Haverford College experience.

Students in Professor David Harrington Watt's class went to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. to see the exhibit on American reactions and responses to the Holocaust. Photo by Jacob Gorenburg '22. See what other courses the Department of Religion is offering this semester.

Yuchao Wang '20 poses with peacock feathers, the focus of his research
Monday, May 6, 2019

Physics & Astronomy

All physics and astronomy majors have the opportunity to perform meaningful and potentially publishable research, working closely with our faculty in fields such as quantum computing, observational cosmology, nonlinear physics and fluid dynamics, extragalactic astronomy, biophysics, and nanoscience.

Yuchao Wang ’20 (pictured), Rui Fang ’18, and Yabin Lu ’18 co-authored a paper in PLOS ONE with Professor of Physics and Astronomy Suzanne Amador Kane on the biological physics of the color of peacock feathers. Photo by Patrick Montero.  

A telescope in the observatory
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Astronomy at Haverford

The astronomy major is a good fit for students who want an in-depth education in astronomy that can be applied to a range of careers. Our faculty work at the cutting edge of modern astronomy and cosmology, creating exceptional research opportunities for majors.

At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, Haverford's Strawbridge Observatory will participate in the Franklin Institute's Citywide Star Party by hosting a family-friendly public observing event rain or shine. Photo: Sarah Jennings '21.

Two Minute Thesis Videos
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Senior Thesis

The senior thesis represents the culmination of a Haverford student’s academic experience, and is one of the most important and rewarding ways that Haverford realizes its educational mission. It is an opportunity to do original research at levels usually reserved for graduate students, in partnership with faculty mentors. Haverford College is one of a very few institutions in the country that includes a senior thesis project as part of every student’s academic program.

"Two-Minute Thesis" is a video series produced by the Haverford College Libraries. Haverford senior thesis writers briefly discuss their theses, the research process, and share the ups and downs of their thesis-writing experience. Watch now»

Students using a 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

COOL CLASSES: "Advanced Topics: Observational Astronomy"

“Advanced Topics: Observational Astronomy”

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Karen Masters's observational astronomy course makes use of the telescopes we have on campus, including a 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain, and includes a field trip to the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia to do some radio astronomy.

Our Cool Classes blog series highlights interesting, unusual, and unique courses that enrich the Haverford College experience.

Elizabeth Teng '20 looks through the telescope in Strawbridge Observatory. Photo: Holden Blanco '17. See what other courses the Department of Physics and Astronomy is offering this semester.

Philadelphia skyline
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Academic Partnerships

Through the Tri-College Consortium, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore students take classes at all three schools and frequently collaborate on extracurricular activities.

The new Tri-Co Philly Program is a semester-long, non-residential program that provides students both curricular and co-curricular activities in nearby Philadelphia.

The urban setting of Philadelphia provides a sense of place to enhance the classroom experience, helping students learn firsthand how the material in the courses is informed by the environment around them.

Two Minute Thesis Videos
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Senior Thesis

The senior thesis represents the culmination of a Haverford student’s academic experience, and is one of the most important and rewarding ways that Haverford realizes its educational mission. It is an opportunity to do original research at levels usually reserved for graduate students, in partnership with faculty mentors. Haverford College is one of a very few institutions in the country that includes a senior thesis project as part of every student’s academic program.

"Two-Minute Thesis" is a video series produced by the Haverford College Libraries. Haverford senior thesis writers briefly discuss their theses, the research process, and share the ups and downs of their thesis-writing experience. Watch now»

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