Bucknell's physics majors participate in nearly all of the faculty's research activities. During the summer, students can gain in-depth research experience through the University's Program for Undergraduate Research.

From 2008 to 2013, undergraduate physics majors were co-authors with Bucknell faculty on 35 research papers presented at professional physics and astronomy conferences and 13 journal articles.


Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Students from all over the country can apply for opportunities to work with faculty on a variety of research projects through this program funded by the National Science Foundation. Learn more.


Off-campus Research and Collaboration

Bucknell students and faculty conduct their research at national and international facilities such as

  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
  • National Radio Astronomy Observatory Very Large Array
  • Australia Telescope National Facility

They also participate in the MiniBooNE neutrino oscillation experiment at Fermilab and galaxy survey programs using the Spitzer Space Telescope, the last of NASA's four Great Observatories.