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Physics and Astronomy

Welcome to Northwestern Physics and Astronomy

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Faculty and Research

Our research employs an broad range of theoretical and experimental approaches to understand the fundamental nature of the universe.
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Seminars and Colloquia

See our weekly seminars and colloquia throughout the academic year.
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Dearborn Observatory

Dearborn Observatory

Visitors are invited to tour the Observatory every Friday night. 


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News and Events


Observing at Dearborn Observatory


The Dearborn Observatory is closed for public observing with the historic 18.5 inch refracting telescope until further notice.

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Two P&A Students Win Second Prize in JSPG-AAAS Paper Competition
Mayda Velasco Elected President of the Board of Trustees at the University of Puerto Rico
Ziwen Huang Earns PhD
Northwestern Astronomy Faculty Simulate How Gas Flows Across the Universe
Ziheng Chen Earns PhD

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