Physics

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

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Fourteen physics majors, one astrophysics major, and two astronomy majors received their Williams diplomas on June 5, 2016. All of the physics departments in the United States, including those at large universities, awarded an average of only 10 bachelor’s degrees per department in 2014,* the most recent year for which data is available. Our relatively large number of physics majors at Williams indicates that we have a robust, thriving department. We educate more undergraduate physics majors than many PhD-granting departments.

Seven of our 2016 grads completed senior theses.  Two graduated with highest honors in physics and five with honors in physics.

To see what the new graduates are doing, please visit our Recent Graduates page.