Physics

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Physics is the most mature of the sciences and provides much of the conceptual apparatus and instrumentation for chemistry, biology, astronomy, and engineering. It has inspired the creative work of mathematicians, philosophers, and social scientists and has repeatedly transformed the framework of civilization. The physics curriculum at Reed College is designed to provide rigorous preparation for those who plan careers in the field while at the same time serving the needs of interested liberal arts students.

Upcoming Events

Physics Seminar: Dr. Nick Holschuh, Amherst College

Dr. Holschuh will lecture on, "Can Maxwell help us predict future sea level rise?" Earth’s ice sheets store enough water to raise global sea level by over...

1/27 4:30pm

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