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Physics & Astronomy Research

Research in the Department

The department's research activities span a wide range of topics, including biomedical optics (contact Dr. Vincent Rossi), astrobiophysics (contact Dr. Brian Thomas) and numerical relativity (contact Dr. Karen Camarda). Students are encouraged to discuss possible research projects with faculty, particularly with completion of the Washburn Transformational Experience in mind.


In cooperation with several other departments in the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Physics & Astronomy Department houses a state-of-the-art high performance computing cluster known as HiPACE. This computing environment is used for both teaching and research purposes, and students have the opportunity to use the facility for projects in classes and for research work with faculty.

Undergraduates in the Physics Program

One of the great strengths of the Washburn Physics Department is our small size - every student enjoys the benefits of small classes, personalized attention from the faculty, and the opportunity to engage in research projects starting as early as the student has interest.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Physics & Astronomy Department

Physics & Astronomy Department
Stoffer Science Hall, Room 210
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.2141
physics@washburn.edu
engineering@washburn.edu

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