Physics Prof. Tom Blum recognized for Research Excellence

Prof. Thomas Blum is one of two faculty to receive the Research Excellence award from the University of Connecticut in 2022.  Tom came to UConn in 2004 and is a professor and associate department head for undergraduate education in the Physics Department. As a theoretical physicist, Blum specializes in making difficult, detailed mathematical calculations concerning […]

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Nobel Prize Winner, Professor Donna Strickland , Katzenstein Distinguished Lecturer

The University of Connecticut, Department of Physics, is proud to announce that on September 23, 2022, Professor Donna Strickland of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo will be presenting the 2020 Distinguished Katzenstein Lecture. Prof. Strickland is one of the recipients of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for developing […]

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Prof. Cara Battersby Awarded an NSF CAREER grant

Professor Cara Battersby has been awarded an NSF CAREER grant! “The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the […]

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Plates that Helped Map the Universe, Now at UConn

UConn is now home to tools that have played an instrumental role in mapping the universe — 10 large aluminum plates used as part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). Measuring 32 inches across, one-eighth of an inch thick, and with thousands of tiny holes drilled in them, these plates may not be the […]

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Two Physicists are in Project Daedalus that Focuses on Materials for Aerospace in New $4.7 Million Contract

UConn’s collaboration with the Department of Defense Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is launching a new project. It is titled Multiscale Modeling and Characterization of Metamaterials, Functional Ceramics and Photonics. This is a $4.7 M contract with $1M for Physics. The project’s goal is to explore and advance the understanding of electronic, photonic, magnetic, and […]

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Upcoming events

  1. Jun 28 PhD Dissertation Defense2:00pm
  2. Sep 23 Katzenstein Distinguished Lecture Series4:00pm
  3. Oct 21 UConn Physics Colloquium3:30pm
  4. Oct 28 Dr. Roopali Kukreja (UConn Physics Colloquium)3:30pm
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Recent Events

  1. Graduate Student Rasika Dahanayake, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Graduate Student Rasika Dahanayake, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Temperature and Solvent induced coil-globule transition of Polypropylene Oxide in solutions and its behavior within self-assembled nanostructures ", PhD Dissertation Defense12:30pm 6/13
  2. Graduate Student Gloria Fonseca Alvarez, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Graduate Student Gloria Fonseca Alvarez, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Mapping the Growth of Black Holes: Masses and Spectral Energy Distributions of Quasars"", PhD Dissertation Defense11:00am 6/8
  3. Dr. Aaron Laforge, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Dr. Aaron Laforge, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Ultrafast interatomic decay processes induced by quantum fluid dynamics ", Atomic, Molecular, And Optical Physics Seminar3:30pm 5/9
  4. Dr. Aaron Laforge, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Dr. Aaron Laforge, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Ultrafast interatomic decay processes induced by quantum fluid dynamics ", RESCHEDULED to May 9 : Atomic, Molecular, And Optical Physics Seminar3:30pm 5/2
  5. Prof. Jonathan Trump, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Prof. Jonathan Trump, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "New Eyes on the Universe: the James Webb Space Telescope", UConn Physics Colloquium3:30pm 4/29
  6. Mathematical Physics Seminar The Geometry Of String DualitiesStefan Mendez-Diez (Bard College) Mathematical Physics Seminar The Geometry Of String DualitiesStefan Mendez-Diez (Bard College)2:30pm 4/27
  7. Prof. Philip Mannheim, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Prof. Philip Mannheim, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "My time at UConn - a 43 year Odyssey", UConn Physics Colloquium3:30pm 4/22
  8. Prof. Carlos Trallero, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Prof. Carlos Trallero, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Quantum times ", Graduate Student Seminar12:15pm 4/22
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