Physics at Susquehanna University


Physics is the study of the principles of the physical universe and the experiments that demonstrate those principles. Susquehanna’s Department of Physics offers courses in the classical areas of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics, and electronics, with courses in quantum areas offered as interest warrants.

Students engage in two major research concentrations—particle particle physics and planetary astronomy. Opportunities include research projects linked to NASA, CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), and the Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid.





NASA Infrared Telescope Facility in Hawaii

Global Star Gazing

Collaborative research conducted by Susquehanna’s physics department takes faculty and students to telescopes at the University of Arizona and the NASA Infrared telescope facility in Hawaii.  More »

Samya Bano Zain

Samya Bano Zain, Ph.D.

Samya Bano Zain, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

"Since 2004 I’ve been collaborating with other international researchers to investigate the Big Bang theory and Susquehanna students are now getting involved."

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