The Senior Program

All senior physics students work collaboratively with faculty members on research projects as part of the Senior Program. This intensive one-semester project combines original scientific research with reading and understanding the scientific literature. It culminates in a senior thesis that is defended in a series of oral presentations. The Senior Program reflects Hamilton's commitment to a strong grounding in writing and public speaking.

Recent projects in physics include:

  • Calculating the Post-Newtonian Parameters for Conformally Equivalent Theories
  • Measuring the Neutron Spectrum: BL3’s Neutron Chopper
  • Automated Analysis For Atomic Positions in 2D Silicates
  • Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle for Bacterial Research in Meromictic Lakes
  • Measurement of the Neutron Lifetime: Neutron Chopper for BL3
  • Continuing the Modification and Optimization of a Rubidium Magnetometer
  • Acceleration Curves for Disk-Shaped Galaxies in Modified Newtonian Dynamics
  • Neutron spin transport in the aCORN apparatus

  • Quantum Parametric Radiation from Merging Black Holes

  • The Effects of PAI Solution Concentration on the DPA Enhancement of Europium In Eu(DPA)3 Doped Sol-Gel Glass

Contact Information

Physics Department

198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4367 315-859-4807. physics@hamilton.edu Physics Website
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