State-of-the-Art Experimental Apparatus

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).