Wright Laboratory of Physics
Oberlin's physics building is named for aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright, whose older sister attended Oberlin and taught them about physics. Research facilities here were renovated in 1993 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.