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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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PLaTS Seminar: Eugenia Etkina: TBA

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Online

Dr. Etkina designs physics laboratory courses that mirror real physics investigation and practice. In designing these courses she creat...

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Alex Romanenko Awarded Particle Accelerator Science and Technology Award

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