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Physics

Facilities and Resources

State-of-the-art facilities, advanced technology and small classes at the Science Center mean that Hamilton undergraduates have the opportunity to work closely with instruments available only to graduate students at many schools. The Science Center is fully wireless and houses more than 100 teaching and research laboratories as well as offices and classrooms, student areas and a coffee shop.

Instrumentation includes a laser lab, a solar classroom, high-resolution optical spectroscopy, a 500 MHz variable-temperature multinuclear nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, nuclear counting equipment and an advanced computer lab.

Hamilton also is home to the solar-heated C.H.F. Peters Astronomical Observatory, which houses an 11 ¼" Maksutov telescope and several smaller telescopes. The observatory has been recently upgraded and features computer control of the telescope mount and CCD readout for collecting images.

Hamilton's Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning Center offers tutoring in courses that include a mathematics/quantitative component. Students may drop in to review topics as needed or to use computers or the video library. The center also offers a review for the mathematics section of the Graduate Record Exam and workshops to accompany specific courses. Tutors at the center are top students who have been recommended by faculty members and trained to assist other students.

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