Physics is the examination of matter, energy, and the interactions of forces that affect them. Through their explorations of the physical world, students in Trinity's department of physics and astronomy strive to understand the laws affecting all natural phenomena from subatomic particles to entire galaxies.
The department offers a major in physics and minors in both physics and astronomy, providing students with access to state-of-the-art teaching and laboratory facilities and giving them opportunities to work on meaningful research on the cutting edge of science. Students explore nanofabrication techniques and laser-based measurements or examine phenomena such as supernovas and quasars as they work on undergraduate research projects alongside our expert faculty.
Most graduates of Trinity's physics and astronomy programs pursue advanced degrees and become professional physicists or astronomers. Some go on to teach or work in industry immediately after graduation.