Physics Department

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Nationally recognized for teaching excellence;

internationally respected for research advances;

a focused emphasis on interdisciplinary study and close student-faculty collaboration.





Wed. Aug. 27, 2014

Physics Colloquium:

Black Hole Evaporation

Dr. Alessandro Fabbri,

Rome, Italy

Olin 101 4 PM

Refreshments at 3:30 PM

Olin Lobby


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Olin Physical LaboratoryThe department of physics is located in the Olin Physical Laboratory, a new building near the center of the campus. The building has excellent space for teaching, research, and study.


Well-equipped laboratories are available for experimental research, including: the laboratory for laser interaction with materials and surfaces includes a subpicosecond amplified dye laser and streak camera for time- resolved studies, an excimer laser, scanning tunneling and atomic force microscopes, an ultrahigh vacuum surface analysis system, and laser ablation chambers. Surface science experiments are also conducted offcampus at the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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