GE CLAS Core: Natural Sciences

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James Van Allen

Research

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News and Announcements

Mineart, Dvorsky Honored with UI Staff Council Awards

Thursday, April 11, 2024
Physics and Astronomy staff members Heather Mineart and Richard Dvorsky were honored with this year’s UI Staff Council Awards for accomplishments that significantly benefited the university.

Hawk-Eyes on Science Present in West Liberty

Thursday, April 11, 2024
The Hawk-Eyes on Science team of Vincent Rodgers, John Goree, Emma Burzynski, and Dale Stille presented physics demos to 230 students at the West Liberty Elementary Science Night on April 4.

Physics and Astronomy Researchers Secure Prestigious Early Career Awards

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Continuing an upward trend of University of Iowa faculty securing prestigious early-career grants, four investigators from the Departments of Physics and Astronomy and Computer Science have been awarded notable grant awards to advance their careers.

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

Physics & Astronomy Thesis Defense Seminar - Keith Vidal promotional image

Physics & Astronomy Thesis Defense Seminar - Keith Vidal

Monday, April 15, 2024 3:30pm
Van Allen Hall
Operator Theory Seminar - Juan Felipa Ariza Mejia; University of Iowa promotional image

Operator Theory Seminar - Juan Felipa Ariza Mejia; University of Iowa

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Virtual
Rigidity for W*-McDuff groups
Mathematical Physics Seminar - Professor Vincent Rodgers; Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa promotional image

Mathematical Physics Seminar - Professor Vincent Rodgers; Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Virtual
Quantum Computing in Thomas Whitehead Gravity
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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)