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Physics and Astronomy

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Explore Preston's Library's resources in physics and astronomy and learn to use them effectively in your scholarly work. You may email us questions or schedule research consultations. 

From VMI:

Physics probes fundamental questions and also serves as a source of key innovations in high technology. At VMI a dedicated faculty train and work with talented students to explore exciting areas of physics and astronomy like…

  • Lasers and Fiber Optics
  • Laser Spectroscopy
  • Observational Astronomy
  • Thin Films and Nanotechnology
  • Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Nuclear Physics

A bachelor’s degree in physics is the gateway to a wide variety of technical careers as well as graduate and professional school opportunities.  

  • Technical careers in the military, nuclear energy, medical physics, and other areas
  • Careers in secondary education (teaching high school physics)
  • Graduate study in physics, astrophysics, nuclear engineering, and other related disciplines
  • Professional school in medicine and law