Research in the Department of Physics & Astronomy
The Department of Physics and Astronomy engages in theoretical and experimental research that spans a broad spectrum of modern physics. strong international reputations of our faculty and programs. The Department of Physics and Astronomy provides research in these areas:
Condensed Matter Physics
High Energy Physics
Physics Education Research
Research Experiences for Undergrads
The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah offers a research experience program in physics and astronomy that allows undergraduate students to work closely with a faculty mentor and their research group on an individual project.
All interested students are invited to apply for this 10-week summer program.
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...