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About the Department

Unravel the laws and forces that govern the entire universe. Start with physics fundamentals before focusing on the area that most fascinates you: astrophysics, geophysics, biomedical physics, physics education, materials science, and more. Working closely with faculty mentors, students develop the kind of competencies—analytical and mathematical skills as well as problem solving, conceptual thinking, and teamwork—necessary for success in many careers.

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Recent News


  • April 14, 2016

    On Wednesday, April 6th, the TCNJ Physics Department inducted our newest members to the Sigma Pi Sigma honor society.

  • March 31, 2016

    Mitchell Revalski, class of 2014, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in Astronomy.

  • March 29, 2016

    TCNJ Physics Majors, Brianna Santangelo and Shannon Wesley, did some outreach at the Young Women’s Conference in STEM at Princeton University.

  • March 24, 2016

    The Physics Department is excited to announce the arrival of a new Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). The AFM is the Bruker Dimension Edge, a state of the art research tool for investigating nanoscale features in a variety of condensed matter systems.

  • March 24, 2016

    Kelly O'Connor, senior physics major, won a 2016 Education Committee Travel Award to present her abstract at the Biophysical Society's 60th Annual Meeting, which was held February 27 – March 1 in Los Angeles, California.

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