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Facilities

Professor and students working on equipment

The Physics Department houses a number of unique facilities which students can use for undergraduate projects of interest to them. These include:

  • A 2.7 meter Radio Telescope located on the roof of Olson Hall. Students can use this telescope to map the density and velocity of hydrogen gas in the arms of the Milky Way galaxy and to study other aspects of radio astronomy.
  • The Pacific Lattice Group's Parallel Computer for high performance computing. Students can learn to program a supercomputer by working on research projects with Pacific faculty.
  • The Pacific Vacuum Chamber used for advanced laboratory experiments in solid state and nuclear physics.
  • An advanced Optics Bench used for advanced laboratory experiments in optics, as well as fun projects such as creating holograms.