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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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Colloquium: Brian Odom: TBA

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Online

TBA Seminar Speaker: Brian Odom, Northwestern University  Host:  Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Seminar, Colloquium

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ASG Faculty Honor Roll Elections
NU Research Funding bolstered by Department of Physics & Astronomy
Important LIGO discovery by Vicky Kalogera, Christopher Berry & Chase Kimball
Northwestern wins major Quantum Information Science grant - Anna Grassellino and James Sauls
Adilson Motter and Daniel Abrams publish paper regarding, "Why are US Parties so Polarized?"

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