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 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.
2pm - 3pm
Annual State of the Department with Professor Christoph Boehme, Physics and Astronomy Chair
Fletcher Building - James C. (JFB) and Zoom
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...
Ramón S. Barthelemy, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah, has...
Cyri Dixon, the Undergraduate Academic Advising Coordinator for the Department of Physics & Astronomy, has...
Pearl Sandick, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs for...
Vicki Nielsen, Accountant in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, has received a Staff Excellence...
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.