In seeking to understand natural phenomena as simply as possible, physicists have made a remarkable discovery: whatever questions they ask, the answers ultimately involve the same elegant principles of energy and momentum, mass and charge.

Knowing the Universe in Human Terms

Physicists seek and study rhythms and patterns among natural phenomena, including those that are readily apparent (like the orbits of planets) and those that are apparent only to deep analysis and careful observation (like the quantum transitions of atoms). Abetted by the power of mathematics, they ultimately comprehend and express the fundamental regularities of the physical universe in uniquely human metaphors. In this way, the universe comes to know itself in human terms.

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Wooster Physics NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Department Newsletter

The 2017-2018 Department Newsletter (.pdf) is now available.

Avi Vajpeyi

Wooster Senior Avi Vajpeyi Earns “Best Paper Presentation” at Regional Conference

Computer science and physics double major recognized for his original research. Read more.