Wright Physics Lab
Facade of the Wright Laboratory of Physics. Photo credit: Arisa Williams ’06

110 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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Oberlin’s physics building is named for aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright, whose older sister attended Oberlin and taught them about physics. The building includes modern office, introductory lab, storage, and classroom spaces. The lower level has space for faculty research and research training activities. Research facilities here were renovated through a National Science Foundation grant. These include labs equipped for infrared spectroscopy, solar cell characterization, magnetic characterization, x-ray diffraction, radio astronomy, vacuum thin-film deposition, and experiments with radioactive materials.

Wright is part of the Science Center complex.