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X-Ray Vision of the Universe

The Chandra X-ray Observatory provides images of the otherwise invisible high-energy Universe. Rodolfo Montez Jr. of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics will discuss the scientific contributions enabled by Chandra on Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. in Spanos Theatre on the Cal Poly campus.

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A student works in a physics lab in the Warren J. Baker Center for Science and Mathematics

Why Cal Poly Physics?

Not sure about physics? Not sure about Cal Poly? Learn why physics at Cal Poly could be the best decision you make.

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Students and Faculty work closely together to solve meaningful problems through collaboration.

Scientific Computing

Learn By Doing Physics

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Why Physics

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Physics Department

Location: 180-204

Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm

Phone: (805) 756-2448

Fax: (805) 756-2435


Chair: Karl Saunders