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Mineart, Dvorsky Honored with UI Staff Council Awards

Wednesday, June 12, 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.

Iowa Space Grant Graduate Fellowships Available

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Applications for the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) Graduate Fellowship Program are now open. The program is designed to support outstanding graduate students pursuing NASA-aligned research opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines.

Miles Named F. Wendell Miller Associate Professor

Friday, June 7, 2024
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa has appointed David Miles as the F. Wendell Miller Associate Professor.

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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 Report 2022)

Very High

Research 1: Doctoral Universities
Research Activity
(Carnegie Classification)


Full-time Faculty


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


Undergraduate Physics and Astronomy Majors


Graduate Students