Hello and congratulations on your admission as a physics major to California State University Fullerton!
 
I'm writing on behalf of the Department of Physics to introduce ourselves and to encourage you to join our strong and growing group of majors. Please take a moment to check out our webpage and in particular the welcome page
 
A major strength of our department is undergraduate research. As a physics major at CSUF, you will have the opportunity to work directly with your professors on research in areas such as atomic and molecular physics theory and experiment, lambda-boo star astronomy, neutron star and black hole astrophysics, gravitational waves, laser physics and optics, theoretical quantum mechanics, physics education research, condensed matter physics, and nano-technology. If you're interested in learning more about any of these fields, please don't hesitate to send me a reply email. 
 
Another great reason to attend CSUF is that our graduates are very successful. We have a rigorous curriculum, dedicated teachers, and a very active physics club. Our students work together on many projects, take trips, and plan events (such as an upcoming visit from Bill Nye). This helps our majors learn about career opportunities, study for classes, and find grad schools. Our majors have been accepted to PhD programs at Caltech, Georgia Tech, LSU, Notre Dame, Syracuse, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, and others in the past several years, and many others have landed high paying jobs in industry.
 
Again, congratulations on your successful application! We hope you will join us.
 
If you have any questions about our department or the CSUF physics major, I encourage you to give me a call or send me a reply email.
 
Best regards,
Joshua Smith
Director, Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy Center
Assistant Professor of Physics
California State University Fullerton
657-278-3716
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