Physics

Building

The Grant O. Gale Observatory is located at the extreme north end of the campus. It is reached by a road located just to the west of the tennis courts on 10th Avenue.
The Grant O. Gale Observatory is located at the extreme north end of the campus. It is reached by a road located just to the west of the tennis courts on 10th Avenue.
The facility includes refurbished teaching and research laboratories, classroom and office space, a science library, a computer laboratory, and several study areas. The addition connects two of the wings with a courtyard in between. The building houses the departments of biology...
The facility includes refurbished teaching and research laboratories, classroom and office space, a science library, a computer laboratory, and several study areas. The addition connects two of the wings with a courtyard in between. The building houses the departments of biology...
The facility includes refurbished teaching and research laboratories, classroom and office space, a science library, a computer laboratory, and several study areas. The addition connects two of the wings with a courtyard in between. The building houses the departments of biology...

Landing Page

Students planning advanced study in engineering may complete a full B.A. course at Grinnell before graduate school, or they can follow a 3-2 program in Engineering. The 3-2 program allows students to spend three years at Grinnell and two years in one of the engineering programs...
We are living in a Golden Age for astronomy, and Grinnell College offers its students a range of opportunities to experience the excitement of direct involvement in astronomical observation and investigation. The unusually sophisticated instrumentation at Grinnell's observatory...
We are living in a Golden Age for astronomy, and Grinnell College offers its students a range of opportunities to experience the excitement of direct involvement in astronomical observation and investigation. The unusually sophisticated instrumentation at Grinnell's observatory...

News Item

The 14 students in physics Professor Charles Cunningham’s Bridges, Towers, and Skyscrapers course had the opportunity to experience the mind-broadening effects of world travel over spring break. This 100-level physics class is one of several courses that incorporates travel into...
Comet ISON has the potential to be spectacular — if it survives its Thanksgiving encounter with the sun. After Dec. 3, starwatchers can call the re-activated Grinnell College Observatory hotline, 641-269-4770, to learn about viewing sessions.  The hotline will be updated once...
Comet ISON has the potential to be spectacular — if it survives its Thanksgiving encounter with the sun. After Dec. 3, starwatchers can call the re-activated Grinnell College Observatory hotline, 641-269-4770, to learn about viewing sessions.  The hotline will be updated once...
A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Nick Hunter ’15 is used to the Iowa State Fair. Named the “world’s greatest state fair” by Buzzfeed, it’s internationally acclaimed and a regular entry on best state fair lists from The Travel Channel to Country Living. With more than a million...
The moon, Jupiter, and Mars will be the featured celestial objects at an open house at Grinnell College’s Grant O. Gale Observatory at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7. Robert Cadmus, Breid-McFarland Professor of Science, professor of physics, and observatory director, will lead the...
The moon, Jupiter, and Mars will be the featured celestial objects at an open house at Grinnell College’s Grant O. Gale Observatory at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7. Robert Cadmus, Breid-McFarland Professor of Science, professor of physics, and observatory director, will lead the...
  Open House: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 Grant O. Gale Observatory A globular cluster and the Ring Nebula will be the featured celestial objects at the Observatory open house Nov. 2. Robert Cadmus, Breid-McFarland Professor of Science, professor of physics, and director of the...
At the Grant O. Gale Observatory and in parks around town, two members of the College community are making sure that children in Grinnell keep their minds working over the summer. Arts in the Parks You can’t miss Tilly Woodward’s glitter-covered truck, which appears in parks...

Group Info

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...

Webform

This is a common application for the Science Division, submit only one application. Application Timeline: Applications due -- 5th week in spring semester -- Friday, February 21, 2014.Notification of offers -- To be announced.Accept/decline offers -- To be announced. Start/end...
This is a common application for the Science Division, submit only one application. Application Timeline: Applications due -- 5th week in spring semester -- Friday, February 21, 2014.Notification of offers -- To be announced.Accept/decline offers -- To be announced. Start/end...
These positions are only available to current Grinnell College Students.