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Astrophysics Students

Explore the Solar System at the Harley School

Valerie Rapson and Billy Vazquez, doctoral students in RIT’s Astrophysical Sciences and Technology program, took turns telling the children about each of the planets in the solar system during a school visit on March 12.


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Physics Central

Learn how your world works

The American Physical Society represents some 48,000 physicists, and most of our work centers on scientific meetings and publications-the primary ways that physicists communicate with each other. With Physics Central, we communicate the excitement and importance of physics to everyone. We invite you to visit our site every week to find out how physics is part of your world. We'll answer your questions on how things work and keep you informed with daily updates on physics in the news.

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Capstone Projects

final research project for seniors

Students are required to present their progress at intermediate points and at the end of the project, both via publication-formatted written reports and conference-style talks presented to the physics faculty and fellow students.

Toward the end of the junior year, each physics major is paired up with a faculty member to develop a significant and individualized research project that will be undertaken during the student's senior year. The research undertaken can be experimental, computational, and/or theoretical in nature.

Each year, some capstone and other student research projects are presented at professional meetings or lead to publications in refereed physics journals. The capstone component of the Physics Program provides our students with a competitive edge when seeking entry into preferred graduate programs and the job market.

Capstone Projects