The opportunity to participate in a research project with faculty is one of the strengths of our program and it is possible to get involved as early as your first year. This is a great way to see how new discoveries are made, and some students will publish their work in scientific journals. The skills you gain doing research will be of great benefit for future careers in science, engineering, and medicine, as well as in areas such as finance and consulting.
To participate in research in the Department of Physics, you will need certain physics, math or computer skills. Some of these you will acquire as you progress through your coursework, but overall, you will simply need enthusiasm about figuring out how Nature works.