Department of Physics & Astronomy
College of Science | The University of Utah
WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY
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 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.
4pm - 5pm
Condensed Matter with Dr Matthew C. Beard, The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
2pm - 3pm
Colloquium with Dr Renata Wentzcovitch, Columbia University
Fletcher Building - James C. (JFB) and Zoom
4pm - 5pm
HEAP Seminar with Dr Matthew Baumgart, Arizona State University
Intermountain Network Scientific CC (INSCC) and Zoom
Swigart Fellowship Program Provides Support for Grad Student Research
Ten graduate students in Physics and Astronomy spent the summer conducting research with the support...
Joel Brownstein Receives Award for SDSS Work
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has given its 2021 Special Interest Group on Management of Data (SIGMOD)...
Yue Zhao Receives Physics Innovation Award
Yue Zhao, assistant professor in Physics and Astronomy, has received a Gordon and Betty Moore...
In Memoriam: Emeritus Professor William D. Ohlsen
Emeritus Professor William David Ohlsen died peacefully at his home in Salt Lake City on...
Alumnus Spotlight: Bert VanderHeiden
Bert VanderHeiden Bert VanderHeiden’s (BS Physics ’82, MS Physics ’84 and Ph.D. Physics ‘88) first...
Alumnus Spotlight: Jim Hanson
Jim Hanson’s (BS Physics ’85) path to the University of Utah and college was different...
Cutting through noise for better solar cells
As society moves towards a renewable energy future, it’s crucial that solar panels convert light...
WHY STUDY PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY AT UTAH?
Exceptional opportunities to learn, work, and collaborate across many levels of biological
organization and styles of research in the heart of Mountain America.