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:

  • The Effects of PAI Solution Concentration on the DPA Enhancement of Europium In Eu(DPA)3 Doped Sol-Gel Glass
  • Measuring and Correcting Magnetic Field Gradients
  • Building a Magnetometer Using the Principles of Optical Pumping in Rubidium
  • Insulation of a Heating Element for Rubidium Vaporization in EPR
  • Calculating The Shapiro Delay In Chameleon Cosmology
  • Installing Discovery-Based Elements into Introductory Physics Laboratories
  • Adding Discovery-Based Elements to Introductory Physics Laboratories
  • Exploring Symmetron Dark Energy with a Massive Electrostatic Analogy
  • Upconversion Spectroscopy in co-doped NaYF4:Er3+/Yb3+)
  • Neutrino Oscillations and Non-Hermitian Quantum Mechanics
  • Optics In a Rubidium Magnetometer
  • Completing Hamilton’s Ebert Spectrometer
  • A simple derivation of scalar waves in the Randall-Sundrum spacetime
  • Review and Practical Evaluation of Physics Education Research

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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