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News and Announcements

Congratulations to Dr. Joe Sink for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis

Friday, November 18, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Joe Sink for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis November 10! 

Gurnett Honored With Distinguished Alumni Faculty Award

Thursday, November 17, 2022
The University of Iowa Center for Advancement posthumously honored Professor Donald Gurnett with a Distinguished Alumni Faculty Award at a Homecoming week ceremony on Oct. 28.

Graduate Students Awarded ISGC Fellowships

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Five Physics and Astronomy graduate students will receive the Iowa Space Grant Consortium's (ISGC) Graduate Fellowship Award.

International Day of Women and Girls in STEM

Upcoming Events

Plasma Physics Seminar (309 VAN) - Steven Spangler; Professor emeritus of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa promotional image

Plasma Physics Seminar (309 VAN) - Steven Spangler; Professor emeritus of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa

Monday, November 28, 2022 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Van Allen Hall
"On the Measurement of Vorticity in Astrophysical Fluids"
Nuclear and Particle Physics Seminar (618 VAN) - Gürkan Karaman; University of Iowa promotional image

Nuclear and Particle Physics Seminar (618 VAN) - Gürkan Karaman; University of Iowa

Monday, November 28, 2022 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Van Allen Hall
Machine Learning and High-Performance Computing for LArTPC
Operator Theory Seminar (309 VAN) - Michael Davis; University of Iowa promotional image

Operator Theory Seminar (309 VAN) - Michael Davis; University of Iowa

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Virtual
Topic TBD
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In annual research expenditures

Top 15 %

Among physics departments in the US
(U.S. News and World Reports)

Very High

Research 1: Doctoral Universities
Research Activity
(Carnegie Classification)

29

Full-time Faculty

3600

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

153

Undergraduate Physics and Astronomy Majors

69

Graduate Students in Physics and Astronomy