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Instrumentation & Labs

The best way to learn physics is by doing physics. That means working on conceptually and mathematically challenging problems in each of our courses. It also means having access to sophisticated equipment in order to practice the skills of experimental physicists. The Physics Department maintains state-of-the-art equipment for experiments in optical spectroscopy, gamma-ray spectroscopy, low-temperature physics, condensed-matter physics, non-linear dynamics and observational astronomy. A subset of the equipment is illustrated in the links below.

Michelson Interferometer used in Advanced Lab


Department of Physics

McCardell Bicentennial Hall
276 Bicentennial Way
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753