New Physics Course Fall 2018Beyersdoft Professor Award S18Madura STEM Symposium S18Khatami AwardNew Department Chair for Physics and Astronomy


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PHYS 50,51,52

Message from the Department Chair Regarding Online for Fall 2020 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy will be offering all of our courses 100% online throughout Fall 2020, regardless of whether social-distancing rules are eased by August. We will provide a supportive online environment in which our students can meet the learning goals in all of their courses, including all labs and lectures.

Our BS, BA, and MS Physics graduates go on to rewarding careers in the tech and data sectors of the Silicon Valley and beyond. Our graduates are also well prepared to pursue graduate work in physics, astronomy, engineering, and other areas of physical sciences. Our small class sizes provide physics majors with close mentorship by world-class faculty in well-appointed teaching laboratories. There are many opportunities for students to engage in research. Come join our team!

Department News: 

Physics Professor Khatami Publishes Latest Groundbreaking Research in ‘Science

Dr. Romanowsky discusses the July 2018 lunar eclipse and the line-up of Mars, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn in the evening sky.

Professor of Physics and Astronomy Dr. Thomas Madura is a co-author on a new study published in Nature Astronomy: NASA's NuSTAR Mission Proves Superstar Eta Carinae Shoots Cosmic Rays

Dr. Khatami is featured in Physics Girl!