Department Chair: Doug Thompson
With a strong curriculum, a close working relationship between students, faculty and staff, and facilities providing many opportunities for student involvement in research projects, the department of physics, astronomy and geophysics offers an excellent education to those interested in studying physics, astronomy or geophysics at the undergraduate level.
Our department is housed in the F. W. Olin Science Center. Most of our classes and labs are taught in this contemporary facility and all research labs are located here. Students are encouraged to get involved in research work and independent study projects with faculty members at any time during your four years at Connecticut College. The department's research facilities include a flume, a 1 MeV accelerator, a photonics laboratory, a laser spectroscopy lab and an observatory.