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Physics demonstration showing the Einstein field equation.


Department of Physics

Physics student using a telescope in the observatory lab.


Calling all star seekers. 

Friday Night at the Observatory events are offered on the third Friday evening of each month during the academic year. A public presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. On those evenings when weather permits, the presentation is followed by stargazing with faculty members and members of the Society of Physics Students.

summer camps

Physics Research camps for high school students is back after the long break! 

Offered by: Purdue Fort Wayne

Dates: June 26-30, 2023

Time:  9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Age: Grades 9-12

Max enrollment: 12 students

Fee: Free, Made possible by a grant from Lily Endowment Inc.

Are you a curious mind and longing for exploring and discovering the fundamentals of the nature? You are whom we are looking for! PFW physics department is proud to bring the summer research camp back on-campus after the long pause from the pandemic. Join our physics research camp and immerse yourself in small groups (3-4) working with individual faculty member in a setting similar to research labs and enjoy the excitement of scientific discovery! Our camp is designed to intrigue and foster research-oriented thinking in high school students, and provide them with a platform to explore and investigate the world of physics under the guidance of our physics professors and experienced mentors. You will learn to ask the right questions, design experiments, and analyze data, all while having fun and making friendships when you explore the wonder of physics! Lunch will be provided.

Applications are closed for this year (2023). We will offer the camp next year again. We look forward to seeing your application when the application reopens for 2024. Thank you for your interests and please keep tuned! 

Questions? Contact Department of Physics at [email protected] or 260-481-6306.

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Contact the Department of Physics at [email protected].