Physicists and astronomers use analytical thinking and a strong understanding of the fundamental laws of nature to describe the world around us, from the smallest particles to our galaxy and universe. Basic physics research leads to new technologies that change our lives, including computers, internet, cell phones, MRI, GPS, and sustainable energy solutions. A bachelor’s degree in physics makes you a problem solver and opens the doors to careers in industry, government, healthcare, consulting, and even on Wall Street. It prepares you well for graduate studies, not only in physics and astronomy, but also in many other science and engineering disciplines.
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Texas A&M Science - New Physics Lab Tables 2019Texas A&M physicists have developed custom-made patent-pending teaching laboratory tables to help illustrate the basic principles of physics that are in use in the Zachry Engineering Education Complex and at Texas A&M’s branch campuses in Qatar and McAllen. Read more at tx.ag/PHYSTeachingLabs
Texas A&M Science - I Am Texas A&M Science (Episode 18)Even for the most seasoned academic, career inspiration starts somewhere, and it all begins with a story. Here’s one from Texas A&M Science astronomer Casey Papovich discussing the achievement of earning a doctorate and his fascination with the cosmos.
Texas A&M Science - Labors of Lab (Episode 34)In our latest Labors of Lab episode, Texas A&M astronomy graduate student Taylor Hutchison '22 describes how she’s living her dream by traveling to some of the world's largest observatories to study the distinguishing features of ancient galaxies and how they developed in order to better understand how the universe appeared in its earliest days nearly 14 billion years ago.
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