The study of physics at Denison is distinguished by advanced laboratories, where students design and conduct individualized experiments; and by student participation in internationally recognized research with our faculty; and by a strong foundation in both physics and the liberal arts to best prepare students for a wide range of opportunities.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is located on the first two floors of F.W. Olin Science Hall. Established in 1994, the F.W. Olin Science Hall contains a number of important amenities used by the department for teaching and research, including:
State-of-the-art experimental apparatus such as tunable lasers, optical and infrared spectrometers, and ultra-high vacuum equipment.
Powerful computers used extensively for modeling phenomena and/or for acquiring and analyzing data from experiments.
A machine shop staffed by a full-time instrument maker who is available to assist students and faculty with projects.
A planetarium utilized for both teaching and outreach (more information).