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Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Optical Physics

Particle Physics

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Affiliated Research Centers:

Center for Integrated Electronics*

Center for Broadband Data Transport Science and Technology*

MARCO Interconnect Focus Center*

New York Center for Astrobiology*

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The discovery of new scientific concepts and technologies, especially in emerging interdisciplinary fields, is the lifeblood of Rensselaer’s culture and a core goal for faculty, staff, and students.

Physics is the source of new concepts about the very nature of the universe, and is a driving force for new technologies — the fundamental physics research of one generation frequently leads to the applied physics and technology of the next.

The department conducts both fundamental and applied research, often in collaboration with researchers from other Rensselaer departments, other universities, industry, or the National Laboratories.

As an important part of their education, graduate students collaborate with faculty members to make original research contributions in their area of specialization:


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