the Spectrum is the Department of Physics & Astronomy newsletter. Published twice a year, it contains information about our faculty, research, and students.
Each year, the University of Utah recognizes the achievements of members of its faculty with Distinguished Teaching Awards. This year’s honorees include Gernot Laicher, Professor/Lecturer in Physics & Astronomy.
Graduate student Jason May was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship for his work in STEM Education and Learning Research.
The U's College of Science Award for Fostering Undergraduate Research Excellence has been given to Tino Nyawelo, assistant professor (lecturer) in Physics & Astronomy.
The Journal of Photonics for Energy has honored Professor Zeev “Valy” Vardeny, Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy, with a special section, or Festschrift, in recognition of his 70th birthday. A Festschrift is a tribute given to a respected individual, especially in the Academia.