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The University of Utah's Department of Physics & Astronomy is committed to pursuing key science questions within an inclusive academic community; to training and diversifying the next generation of researchers, educators, and technology workforce leaders; and to inspiring an appreciation for knowledge in students and the wider community.

In pursuit of this mission, the department supports the highest levels of research and teaching among its faculty members. We strive to enable the success of undergraduate and graduate students by creating an academically excellent, efficient, and comfortable learning environment. Our goal is that organizations and individuals in the local and global community will benefit from our research and accomplishments.

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Maria Cranor (1946 – 2023)

We are sorry to  report that Maria Cranor, former departmentInstructor, died January 15 of natural...

Physics and Astronomy Weekly (PAW)

Professors Tugdual LeBohec and Eugene Mishchenko have initiated a friendly problem solving competition, Physics and Astronomy...

U of U PandA alum is Voyagers’ deputy project scientist

This article originally appeared in the  Princeton University news The twin Voyager spacecraft captured the...

Mysterious bright flash is a black hole jet pointing straight at Earth

This article originally appeared in the @THEU Earlier this year, astronomers at the Palomar Observatory...

Catching neutrinos in Utah – CERN Courier

This article originally appeared in the CERNCourier   Neutrinos are the least understood of all elementary...

IceCube neutrinos give us first glimpse into the inner depths of an active galaxy

Adapted from a release by the IceCube Collaboration. For the first time, an international team of...

Physics professors named APS fellows

Two professors in the U’s Department of Physics & Astronomy—Christoph Boehme, Professor and Chair of...

Alumnus Profile: Nick Borys

Nick Borys, who received his Ph.D. in Physics from the U, is now Assistant Professor...

U students create new presentations during planetarium internship

This past summer Keegan Benfield, Ethan Lamé, and Christian Norseth, in the U’s Department of...

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Exceptional opportunities to learn, work, and collaborate across wide ranging research areas in Physics and Astronomy in the heart of Mountain America.

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