Please update your Flash Player to view content.

Negotiation Skills Workshop for Women led by Dr. Pearl Sandick

click to enlarge

RSVP for this one-of-a-kind workshop focusing on negotiation skills for women. Presented by Career Services at the University of Utah, with Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Pearl Sandick, a trained and certified salary negotiation trainer. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Learn More.


2015 Halloween Star Party

click to enlarge

Wednesday, October 28, 7:00 p.m. (weather permitting)

Come to the South Physics Observatory as we celebrate our annual Halloween Party! Come dressed as your favorite character.

Activities include:
- Ghost star viewing
- Alien planet viewing
- Monster galaxy viewing
- Free candy at each scope
- COSTUME CONTEST - We'll be giving away a copy of the book "The Martian" as one of the prizes!
- Planetary destruction games
- Shocking demos
..and MORE!

Event is free and open to the public.

South Physics Observatory Map

Learn More.


Science Night Live: Kyle Dawson

click to enlarge

The College of Science will present a "Science Night Live!" event next Wednesday, October 21, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Keys on Main, 242 South Main St. (next to Sam Weller's bookstore). Invite a friend, make a date, and stop by after work!

Kyle Dawson, assistant professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the U, will discuss how astronomers at the U and across the world are "Mapping Cosmic History 1,000 Galaxies at a Time"

In the early moments following the Big Bang, a sea of particles and fields permeated the Universe. This sea was nearly uniform, with only the tiniest fluctuations toward higher or lower density. Over the course of 14 billion years, these tiny fluctuations grew into vast filaments of matter spanning hundreds of millions of years and littered with galaxies. The exact way in which those structures grow is dependent on the lightest of particles and the most expansive fields, most of which we do not understand. By studying the nearest and most distant of those galaxies, we can map the course of cosmic history and gain insight into the nature of the Universe. We are now building that atlas of the Universe with a telescope in New Mexico that was designed to observe millions of galaxies and quasars over a decade. In this talk, I will describe what we don't know about particles and fields and how we hope to use these new measurements to better understand our Universe.

You are welcome to mix-and-mingle from 5:30 to 7:00 at Keys on Main. A complete food menu and drink menu will be available. Join us for a stimulating discussion and social event!

Event is free and open to the public. Must be 21 or over. Call (801) 581-6958 for more info.

[Ride the UTA TRAX to the Gallivan Plaza stop. Or, there is limited street parking available on 200 South and 300 South that is free after 6:00 pm. Perhaps the easiest parking is in the Wells Fargo building lot, accessible from 300 South. See]

Learn More.


Pluto Palooza: July 14 at 6pm

Come celebrate NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto!

Click for full size poster.

The Department of Physics & Astronomy will be showing the NASA TV live broadcast as Mission Operations receives the “phone home signal” from the New Horizons probe after its closest approach to Pluto.

Free event open to the public.

Location: Language and Communications Building (LNCO) Auditorium Room 1100, at the University of Utah
View Map

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Learn more about the local event here.
Learn more about the New Horizons probe from NASA's site.


Follow Us

Follow the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the U on Facebook  Subscribe to us on YouTube  Follow the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the U on Twitter  Follow the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the U on Google+


Click to download full size.

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the U


Science, it makes us all go


Even Our English Majors Study Physics


The Formula For The Perfect Pass


Support Us

Make A Difference

Outreach: The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the U

Support Community

Scholarships: The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the U

Support Academic Scholarships

General_Development: The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the U

Other Areas
of Support

  • 201 James Fletcher Bldg. 115 S. 1400 E., Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0830
  • 801-581-6901
  • Fax 801-581-4801
  • ©2015 The University of Utah