Particle physics research

Undergraduate Research Internships for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Medford, MA for Tufts University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Tufts University includes seventeen faculty, approximately 30 graduate students, and approximately 50 undergraduate students who come from around the world to participate in and learn about research that explores the physical world at different scales. Students in our Physics and Astronomy program: work on particle physics experiments at CERN and Fermilab, develop new knowledge of condensed matter (including soft matter and biological systems), conduct pioneering work on galactic evolution, study quantum computing and physics education, and explore questions about the cosmos. Our deep commitment to research informs much of the teaching that takes place here. In addition to our set of core physics courses, we help students develop their skills in instrumentation, computation, data analysis, and oral and written communication. We encourage them to see physics in the real world and to explore the links with other disciplines. These are all skills that are valuable across a wide range of careers and attractive to employers. Additionally, many of our majors are involved in research, and the ability to work collaboratively on cutting-edge research provides a deep and transformative learning experience for many students.