Wellesley College has a long tradition of providing high-quality scientific training in the context of a liberal arts education.

The Physics Department is an integral part of that tradition. The contemporary study of the physical universe encompasses systems ranging from the microscopic - atoms, nuclei, and elementary particles, to the very large - planets, stars, and galaxies. A central theme of all branches of physics is the search for unifying principles underlying the diverse phenomena of nature. Wellesley offers a full range of academically demanding courses that constitute a strong physics major and small classes that allow for individualized attention.


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Department of Physics

Prof. Glenn Stark
Department Chair
Tel: 781.283.3108

Melanie Chamberlin
Administrative Assistant
Tel: 781.283.3156

Physics Department
Science Center
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481