Research Spotlight

Research in the department is organized in two laboratories, the Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics (LASSP) and the Laboratory for Elementary Particle Physics (LEPP). Explore the links below to learn more about the major research areas of the department and the facilities available to researchers.

Juliane  Scholtz '19 Physics and German Undergraduate major

Student Spotlights

Have humility. You will get many blows to your pride while you are here, because you are not (yet!) as smart as you think you are. Over time, however, you will learn how to think, and will see that understanding "why" is far more important than memorizing facts and equations.

Juliane Scholtz '19

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Chase Goddard

I'm most proud of the fact that I've been able to become involved in cutting-edge physics research. For example, with Professor Julia Thom-Levy's group, I have worked on the CMS detector at CERN, which investigates the properties of the fundamental particles that make up the universe. I am lucky to have been able to contribute to upgrades to the detector, as well as to perform analyses aiming to measure unobserved physical phenomena, working both at Cornell and at CERN. Working on such projects enabled me to utilize skills learned in both my physics and computer science classes, as well as develop new skills.

Chase Goddard '19

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