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News and Announcements

APS Selects Nault as Blewett Fellow

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Graduate Student Kristie Nault has been selected as a 2022 M. Hildred Blewett Fellow by the American Physical Society (APS). The M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship is intended to "enable women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers." Nault's fellowship is a one-year award of $45,000 facilitating her continued study of AG Draconis.

UI to Host Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics Jan. 20-23

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
The University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy will host the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) Jan. 20-22, 2023. The UI conference is part of a series sponsored by the American Physical Society (APS), the professional organization for physicists in the United States.

The goal of APS CUWiP is to help undergraduate women continue in physics by providing them with the opportunity to experience a professional conference, information about graduate school and professions in physics, and access to other women in physics of all ages with whom they can share experiences, advice, and ideas.

Miles Speaks on Panel at CLAS Career Boot Camp

Friday, September 16, 2022
Assistant Professor David Miles spoke on a panel at the University of Iowa UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Career Boot Camp on Aug. 11 and 12,  a professional development event in August featuring a series of panels and workshops designed to prepare graduate and postdoc students as they consider entering the workforce. 

International Day of Women and Girls in STEM

Upcoming Events

Operator Theory Seminar (309 VAN) - Bin Sun, Ph.D.; University of Oxford promotional image

Operator Theory Seminar (309 VAN) - Bin Sun, Ph.D.; University of Oxford

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Virtual
L2-Betti numbers of fiber bundles
Math/Physics Seminar (309 VAN) - Professor Palle Jorgensen; University of Iowa promotional image

Math/Physics Seminar (309 VAN) - Professor Palle Jorgensen; University of Iowa

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Virtual
Kadison-Singer from mathematical Physics: An introduction
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Reception (316 VAN) promotional image

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Reception (316 VAN)

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Van Allen Hall
Reception prior to the Summer Undergratuate Research colloquium
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Research 1: Doctoral Universities
Research Activity
(Carnegie Classification)

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Students taught in introductory courses per year (2015-2019)

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Undergraduate Physics and Astronomy Majors

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Graduate Students in Physics and Astronomy