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College of Arts & Sciences
Physics and Astronomy


  • Hubble sees supernova split into four images by cosmic lens New Assistant Professor Dr. Steve Rodney joined the department in 2015, bringing with him an exciting astronomical investigation that is still in progress.more

  • Faculty Awards Awards received by faculty in the Department of Physics & Astronomymore

  • Dr. Crittenden's lab

    Measurement of Magnetic Properties of a Thin Film Dr. Crittenden's Lab Photo by Fiona Oxshermore

  • Fluid Cell for Monitoring Magnetic Field Directed Self-assembly of Magnetic Nanoparticles Dr. Crawford's Lab Photo by Evelyn Wongmore

  • Horsehead and Flame Nebula

    Horsehead and Flame Nebula Melton Memorial Observatory Photo by Alex Mowerymore

  • Ultrafast Pump-probe Spectroscopy for Studying Nanoparticles Dr. Crawford's Lab Photo by Evelyn Wongmore

  • Belle II Detector at KEK in Japan Dr. Hulya Atmacan, a postdoctoral fellow in our department, in front of the Belle II detector in KEK, Japan, where she is playing a leading role in installation, testing, and commissioning of the detector.more

  • Bubble Nebula

    Bubble Nebula Melton Memorial Observatory Photo by Alex Mowerymore

Welcome!  We offer many opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students leading to B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, as well as a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program and PostDoctoral fellowships over an exciting range of theoretical, experimental, and computational topics. Since the early 1800’s, our department has been a proud home of eminent educators and researchers; our past and current faculty include Professors John LeConte, Anthony Philip French, Yakir Aharonov,  Richard A Webb,  and many others. We remain strongly committed to quality and diversity. Please feel free to follow the links on this page and check out the great opportunities.