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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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U students create new presentations during planetarium internship

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

Physics Dept. hosts NuFact International Workshop at Snowbird

  Professor Carsten Rott and colleagues from the Department of Physics & Astronomy recently hosted...

U astrophysicist Dan Wik is member of team whose proposal has been selected by NASA for further study

NASA has selected four mission proposals submitted to the agency’s Explorers Program for further study....

Boom! A meteor crashes across Utah’s sky

On the morning of Aug. 13, a mysterious BOOM rattled windows and Utahns’ nerves across...

Gail Zasowski: To boldly know what no one has known before

  According to Captain James T. Kirk, space is the final frontier (although oceanographers might have...

U astronomers tackle decade’s biggest questions

The innovative research from U physics and astronomy hit the areas that the national community...

Out with a bang: explosive neutron star merger captured for the first time in millimeter light

In a first for radio astronomy, scientists have detected millimeter-wavelength light from a short-duration gamma-ray...

the Spectrum 2022

Featured: black holes, student awards, research awards, LGBT+ physicists, and more. Read here.

Are scientists about to unveil the mysteries of dark matter?

The Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, is the world’s largest and most powerful particle...

WHY STUDY PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY AT UTAH?

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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