Prof. Chiara Mingarelli awarded NSF grant

Chiara Mingarelli, Assistant Professor of Physics at UConn, is the lead researcher on a $650,000 Collaborative Research Grant from the National Science Foundation, half of which is earmarked for UConn, to conduct an experiment to prove the existence of supermassive black hole binaries. This grant will combine, for the first time, traditional astronomy with gravitational […]

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A Physics Ph.D. Student’s Step-By-Step Journey to Storrs and Distant Galaxies

UConn Physics graduate student Mohammed (Mo) Akhshik works on data gathered using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and has led to exciting discoveries, some while he served as the science Principle Investigator of the REQUIEM HST program from which he is co-author on two publications, one in Nature and one in Nature Astronomy. Akhshik is also […]

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Dear Friends of UConn Physics

As we approach the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, UConn is set for having classes in person again, students on campus, and our first taste of somewhat normal university life in a year and a half. Students, faculty, and staff are all required to be vaccinated, masks are required indoors, classrooms will be fully […]

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Physics alumnus Prof. Douglas Goodman and Professor Emeritus Winthrop Smith Featured in Online Peer Review Journal

Prof. Emeritus Winthrop Smith and former student Prof. Douglas Goodman (Quinnipiac University) Edit Special Issue of Open Access Journal Atoms, on Low Energy Interactions between Ions and Ultracold Atoms  The Special Issue of the online journal Atoms is a collection of current peer-reviewed articles by experts in the field of ultracold collisions and reactions involving […]

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Upcoming events

  1. Jan 21 UConn Physics Colloquium3:30pm
  2. Mar 4 UConn Physics Colloquium3:30pm
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Recent Events

  1. Dr. Giacomo Sberveglieri, International School for Advances Studies, Trieste, Italy, Dr. Giacomo Sberveglieri, International School for Advances Studies, Trieste, Italy, "Resurgence and 1/N Expansion in Integrable Field Theories", Particle, Astrophysics, And Nuclear Physics Seminar2:00pm 12/6
  2. Postponed for later date:, Dr. Tonica Valla, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cancelled: UConn Physics Colloquium Postponed for later date:, Dr. Tonica Valla, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cancelled: UConn Physics Colloquium3:30pm 12/3
  3. Undergraduate student N. Zimmerman and Prof. M. Gai, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Undergraduate student N. Zimmerman and Prof. M. Gai, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "GEANT4, a simulation toolkit", Graduate Student Seminar12:15pm 12/3
  4. Dr. Sarah Wellons, Northwestern University, Dr. Sarah Wellons, Northwestern University, "Simulating the Growth and Quenching of Massive Galaxies from the Early Universe to Today ", Astronomy Seminar2:00pm 12/1
  5. Prof. Hugh Churchill, University of Arkansas, Prof. Hugh Churchill, University of Arkansas, "Quantum Devices with 2D Insulators and Semiconductors", Condensed Matter Physics Seminar1:00pm 12/1
  6. Prof. Martha Constantinou, Temple University, Prof. Martha Constantinou, Temple University, "Beyond Leading-Twist Proton Structure from Lattice QCD: The Twist-3 Case", Particle, Astrophysics, And Nuclear Physics Seminar2:00pm 11/29
  7. Dr. Gökçe Basar, University of North Carolina, Dr. Gökçe Basar, University of North Carolina, "The search for the QCD critical point ", UConn Physics Colloquium3:30pm 11/19
  8. Prof. ChandraSekhar Roychoudhuri, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Prof. ChandraSekhar Roychoudhuri, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Seeking Reality of Nature Is the cosmic space a vacuum, or a physical medium?", Graduate Student Seminar12:15pm 11/19
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