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Elmhurst College has the resources it needs to provide physics majors with a thorough, comprehensive and varied education. Here’s some of what you’ll find here:

  • Schaible Science Center houses classrooms, introductory and advanced laboratories, and extensive computing facilities designed especially for students in the sciences and engineering.
  • The Bates Observatory, located atop the Science Center, is home to four telescopes ranging from the small and portable 5" telescope to the main 14" telescope permanently fixed in a computer-controlled mount.
  • A separate building houses the College's own 750,000-volt Cockcroft-Walton accelerator.

We constantly plan new upgrades to our facilities to stay on the cutting edge; recent across-the-board upgrades mean that student lab experiences in every physics course will be performed with new equipment. As science evolves, so does Elmhurst.

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