Students in the Astronomy & Astrophysics, Engineering Physics, and Space Physics programs work on experiments and projects in the Advanced Physics Lab as part of their coursework in several upper level courses.
Some students might also use the space and equipment for special topics or independent studies.
The two different rooms for this lab are setup primarily as optical dark rooms allowing experiments to be conducted under total darkness or various controlled special lighting conditions.
Experiments provide students with hands-on learning to practice solving problems, analyzing real data, and reporting on their work. Students learn to apply physical principles to real world physical systems and engineering and testing applications.