From the tiniest bits of matter to the enormity of the universe, there exists a structure that is based on a surprisingly small number of far-reaching fundamental principles. The goal of physics is to discover these fundamental principles, often called the "laws of nature," and to describe all natural phenomena in terms of these principles.
Xavier's physics majors, upon graduation, are equipped with a broad scientific education which includes training in the scientific method, acquaintance with the historical development of physical science, and a knowledge of the application of physical laws.
The Xavier preparation creates a strong desire to explore the world speculatively in a quest for vision, to discover the excitement and pleasure of recovering what is known, as well as the unknown. It produces creative, knowledgeable scientists with a deep appreciation and love of the arts, and artists with an awe of natural phenomena well as an understanding of the fundamentals of science which support our technological society.
Dr. Marco Fatuzzo, Chair
Department of Physics
110 Lindner Hall
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