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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 will reopen on April 1, 2022 for public observing with the historic 18.5 inch refracting telescope.

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Friday Nights at the Dearborn Observatory

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Evanston

Free tours of the Dearborn Observatory and the chance to look through the historic 18.5 inch refracting telescope every Friday night, 9...

HEP Seminar: Xin Qian: TBA

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, No Location

Abstract: TBA Speaker: Xin Qian, Brookhaven National Laboratory  Host: Professor André de Gouvêa

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Dearborn Observatory and CIERA Host Public Viewing of Total Lunar Eclipse
Cobi Rabinowitz Earns PhD
James Bueghly Earns PhD
Sara Solla Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Dying Stars’ Cocoons Might Explain Fast Blue Optical Transients

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