Detecting the cosmic microwave background radiation at the South Pole.


The Department of Physics, through its dedication to research and education, pursues new knowledge in areas spanning the design and development of new materials to the workings of the universe from the Big Bang to the present. Our broad range of theoretical and experimental work in these areas is complemented by programs in imaging physics and science entrepreneurship.

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Our Institute of the Science of Origins helped organize a TEDxCLE Salon on campus last semester to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity. This event featured talks by top scientists, including our own faculty: Claudia de Rham, John Ruhl and Glenn Starkman.

Claudia's TedX Talk

Glenn's TedX Talk

John's TedX Talk