Townes Science Center Physics Furman University

Our department is located in the Charles H. Townes Science Center. Sound familiar? It should because the building is named after Charles Townes, a Furman graduate and Nobel Prize winner whose work led to the development of the laser.

The Townes Science Center is the perfect example of Furman’s hands-on, interactive learning philosophy. This state-of-the-art building provides access to an impressive array of research laboratories, computer labs, science libraries and multimedia classrooms. Even better, it has the type of amenities and gadgets that you'd be hard pressed to find in other undergraduate programs, such as a nuclear magnetic resonance lab and three optics labs.

Dedicated in 2008, this $62.5 million facility houses all of the science departments at Furman. You'll find cutting-edge research happening throughout this 200,000-square foot building.

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