Physics is the study of how the universe works - a quest for the framework that underlies all the glorious complexity we see around us. The Hamilton undergraduate physics program introduces students to both the theoretical background needed to understand this framework and the experimental methods used to test it.
One ideal route to a physics education is to work closely with experienced physicists. There are six full-time faculty and one instructor in our department and the faculty/student ratio and excellent facilities at Hamilton allow our students to do just that. The close student-faculty collaboration that is at the heart of Hamilton's physics program means that every major completes at least one substantial research project before graduation. Student projects often lead to papers that are presented at professional conferences and published in scholarly journals. All senior physics students work collaboratively with faculty members on research projects as part of the Senior Program.