GE CLAS Core: Natural Sciences

Learn more about how our programs can satisfy the General Education CLAS Core requirement in Natural Sciences.

James Van Allen

Research

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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 chance 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

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EndNote Basic for Scientists

Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:00am to 11:50am
Virtual
Set up an EndNote Basic account and learn to use it, including exporting references to BibTeX. To attend, come in person to the Sciences Library or register for a Zoom link using the QR code.
"Unlocking the Power of Radiochemistry" Symposium: From Medical Imaging to Nuclear Energy promotional image

"Unlocking the Power of Radiochemistry" Symposium: From Medical Imaging to Nuclear Energy

Thursday, February 29, 2024 1:00pm to 5:15pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Register here! You are invited to join your colleagues in the discovery and exploration of radiochemistry education and research related to medicine, nuclear energy, and the environment and public health. Participants will learn about campus research activities, foster interdisciplinary collaborations, and shape the future of radiochemistry at the University of Iowa through seed grants for groundbreaking interdisciplinary projects. Symposium The Research Development Office (RDO) is hosting a...
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Plasma Physics Seminar - Professor John Goree; Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa

Monday, March 4, 2024 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Van Allen Hall
Some tips on giving talks, for students – plus a 20-minute talk on “Reversing the dust charge polarity in a plasma afterglow”
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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)