Physics & Astronomy
What is the nature of time and distance? How did the universe begin, and what is its ultimate fate? What is matter and energy, really? What are the limits of what we can know about the universe?
Bucknell's physics and astronomy program covers the breadth of modern physics. Students and faculty work together to understand the universe, from the smallest sub-atomic particles to the large-scale structure of the universe.
- Tom Solomon has been awarded the 2014 Prize to a Faculty Member for Research in an Undergraduate Institution by the American Physical Society.
- Summer 2013 marks the 19th consecutive summer that our department has conducted its REU Summer Research Program funded by the NSF. This summer 16 students are working on a variety of research projects with their faculty mentors and will present their work at the annual Sigma Xi poster session in July. (http://www.eg.bucknell.edu/physics/reu.html)
- Katarina Vollmayr-Lee recently published an article with two undergraduate co-authors who were participants from the 2012 REU Summer Research Program: "Microscopic picture of aging in SiO2," K. Vollmayr-Lee, R. Bjorkquist, and L. Chambers, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 017801 (2013).
- Four students have presented papers with their faculty mentors at the recent March Meeting of the American Physical Society held on March 20, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. These papers represent research performed during previous REU Summer Research Programs. (http://www.eg.bucknell.edu/physics/reu/reuauth.html#meetings)
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Department of Physics & Astronomy
1 Dent Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837