New Faculty Join Physics & Astronomy

This year, we have been fortunate in our ability to hire eight new faculty members from all over the world. Get to know more about these professors with these short biographies.

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Department Renamed

Name change reflects evolution in curriculum, research and department as a whole.

Speaking to students at the Spring 2009 Undergraduate Seminar, department Chairman Dave Kieda declared, “None of you here will ever receive a degree from the Department of Physics.” The room filled with shocked silence as Kieda continued, “The Department of Physics is officially the Department of Physics and Astronomy!”

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