Physics & Astronomy Facilities
Photograph of Tome Hall's outdoor terrace
The classrooms in Tome Hall are designed for a "Workshop" approach to teaching. This is an interactive learning environment where lectures and labs have been combined into an activity-based format. Students work in small groups on experiments virtually every class session.
Teaching LaboratoriesThe Workshop approach is carried forward into the sophomore year where students begin working on more advanced experiments. Courses such as Vibrations, Waves, and Optics, and Introduction to Relativistic and Quantum Physics have strong laboratory components that allows students a chance to explore more modern topics in physics.
There is plenty of interesting research going on in Tome Hall to satisfy the interests of any student. Dickinson professors have ongoing research projects in astronomy, plasma physics, non-linear dynamics, ultrafast laser physics, and magnetic fluid pattern formation. Additionally, motivated students can undertake a research project in some other area under the guidance of a faculty advisor.
Other Spaces in Tome
Photograph of the Reading Room in Tome Hall