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"In science there is only Physics; all the rest is stamp collecting"  - Ernest Rutherford, the father of nuclear physics
 (Nobel Laureate 1908)

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Physics 4100: Senior Physics Seminar

A review of current topics in Physics addressed in a seminar format.  Seminars are presented by faculty, students, and guest speakers.  Topics are normally drawn from the fields of sub-atomic & nuclear physics or astronomy & cosmology.  This is a designated Writing course.
Prerequisites: Normally restricted to students in the Physics program who have completed 78 credit hours or more.

Physics 4880:  Physics Laboratory

This course will introduce the student to advanced laboratory work in several areas of physics. Students will have the opportunity to explore such topics as superconductivity, cosmic rays, chaos, microwave propagation, and to measure the universal gravitational constant.

Prerequisites: This course is restricted to students in the Physics program who have completed 60 credit hours or more.
Laboratory sessions:
Six hours per week.  (Lab manuals and other information are available from the Physics SharePoint site. Use your Grenfell network ID and password to log in.)
Instructors: Physics Laboratory Staff

Physics 4950:  Research Experience in Physics

GUANO balloon launchAn opportunity for students to participate in original research under the supervision of a faculty advisor.  Students are required to present a written report and to give a seminar on their work.

Prerequisites: Permission of the Physics Program Chair.  This course is restricted to students in the Physics program who have completed 78 credit hours or more.

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