Physics Department

Physics at Grinnell combines a rigorous curriculum with a supportive community of faculty and students. You apply your intellectual curiosity to classical and modern theory — and get extensive laboratory experience in technically advanced facilities and via faculty-student research, off-campus research, seminars, and internships. Physics also supports a 3-2 program in engineering and offers exceptional opportunities and facilities in astronomy. Physics can prepare you for graduate study or careers involving physics in academic, public, and private settings.


A Thanksgiving Day trip around the sun will determine whether the comet survives for post-feast viewing.

The observatory open house features a globular cluster and the Ring Nebula this Saturday, Nov. 2.


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