GE CLAS Core: Natural Sciences

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News and Announcements

Stille Wins 2024 Mary Louise Kelley Professional Development Award

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Dale Stille has been selected to receive a $500 Mary Louise Kelley Professional Development Award to attend the 2024 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) conference.

CLAS physics and astronomy faculty closer to launching instruments for TRACERS mission

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
A team of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences researchers has been working on building one out of five instruments that will help measure charged particles — electrons and ions — as part of the NASA-funded TRACERS mission.

Choate, Leiberton Named Winners at Inaugural Acevedo Poster Contest

Monday, February 19, 2024
On February 15th, the department hosted the first annual Acevedo Poster Contest, giving participating students a change to show how they used computing resources, tools, or techniques in their research.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The DEI committee from the Department of Physics and Astronomy produced this video for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated worldwide on Feb. 11. Check out what women in our department are doing!

Upcoming Events

Special Seminar - Daisy Kalra, PhD; Columbia University promotional image

Special Seminar - Daisy Kalra, PhD; Columbia University

Friday, February 23, 2024 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Van Allen Hall
Revolutionizing the search for new physics in LArTPC-based neutrino experiments with deep learning techniques.
Operator Theory Seminar - Professor Raúl Curto; Department of Mathematics, University of Iowa promotional image

Operator Theory Seminar - Professor Raúl Curto; Department of Mathematics, University of Iowa

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Virtual
The Truncated Moment Problem for Unital Commutative R-Algebras, Part II
Mathematical Physics Seminar - Norman Hogan; North Carolina State University promotional image

Mathematical Physics Seminar - Norman Hogan; North Carolina State University

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Virtual
Observing the Mott Metal-Insulator Transition with Dynamical Mean Field Theory
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$ 26 m

In annual research expenditures (averaged over FY18-22)

Top Fifth

of Global Universities in Physics
(U.S. News and World Reports 2022)

Very High

Research 1: Doctoral Universities
Research Activity
(Carnegie Classification)

24

Full-time Faculty

3100

Students taught in introductory courses per year (2017-2022)

124

Undergraduate Physics and Astronomy Majors
(2023-24)

72

Graduate Students
(2023-24)