UConn Today: A New Phase for the Gant Science Complex

The UConn Today published an article highlighting the state of 10-year renovation of the Gant Science Complex. The Complex was first constructed between 1974 and 1978 and was home to the departments of mathematics and physics for several decades. The renovation to this 285,00 square-foot campus landmark is part of Next Generation Connecticut, the initiative […]

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Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell – 2019 Katzenstein Lecturer

The UConn Physics Department is delighted to announce that our 2019 Distinguished Katzenstein Lecturer will be Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell. Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell is world-famous for her discovery of pulsars in 1967. Pulsars are a special type of neutron star, the rotating dense remnant of a massive star. Pulsars have highly magnetic surfaces, and emit a beam of electromagnetic radiation […]

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Research Spotlight: Exploring the nature of the universe with Dr. Thomas Blum

The Daily Campus published an article highlighting the research of Prof. Thomas Blum about Quantum Chromodynamics, a theory which describes the interactions between elementary particles. The development of this theory could help further understanding of the Standard Model of particle physics. The Standard Model is what physicists use to describe the fundamental building blocks of […]

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Astronomer Jonathan Trump interviewed on UConn 360

UConn Astrophysicist and observational astronomer Jonathan Trump was a recent guest on UConn 360, a podcast from the Storrs campus of the University of Connecticut. In this conversation, Jonathan tells about how attending a lecture as an undergraduate at Penn State captured his interest and changed the course of his professional career. Now Jonathan offers […]

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Greetings from the Department Head

New building, new teaching approach, new people – there is a lot of change and excitement in the air for the Physics Department in 2019. The most obvious change is that physics has moved into a newly renovated building. What most alumni will remember as the Math Building has been taken down to its frame […]

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Upcoming events

  1. Nov 15 Graduate Student Seminar12:15pm
  2. Nov 15 Physics Colloquium (Prof. Zackaria Chacko, UMd)3:30pm
  3. Nov 18 Particle, Astrophysics, and Nuclear Physics Seminar2:00pm
  4. Nov 19 Condensed Matter Physics Seminar2:00pm
  5. Nov 22 Physics Colloquium (Prof. Andrea Cavalleri)3:30pm
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Recent Events

  1. 23rd Annual Katzenstein Distinguished Lecture Series 23rd Annual Katzenstein Distinguished Lecture Series4:00pm 11/8
  2. Prof. Meredith Hughes, Wesleyan, Prof. Meredith Hughes, Wesleyan, "Using Debris Disks to Trace the Dynamics of Planetary Systems", Physics Colloquium (Prof. Meredith Hughes, Wesleyan)3:30pm 11/1
  3. Prof. C. Battersby,  Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Prof. C. Battersby, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "The Milky Way Laboratory", Graduate Student Seminar12:15pm 11/1
  4. H. Perry Hatchfield, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, H. Perry Hatchfield, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Understanding Enigmatic Star Formation Activity in the Milky Way's Galactic Center", Astronomy Seminar2:30pm 10/30
  5. Gloria Fonseca Alvarez, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Gloria Fonseca Alvarez, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Reverberation Mapping Project Radius Luminosity Relation", Astronomy Seminar2:00pm 10/30
  6. Dr. Leonid Glazman, Department of Physics, Yale University, Dr. Leonid Glazman, Department of Physics, Yale University, "Topology of the Fermi surface wave functions and magnetic oscillations in metals", Condensed Matter Physics Seminar2:00pm 10/29
  7. Prof. Chunlei Guo, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Prof. Chunlei Guo, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, "Material Functionalization with Femtosecond Lasers", Physics Colloquium (Prof. Chunlei Guo, University of Rochester)3:30pm 10/25
  8. Prof. M. Gai,  Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Prof. M. Gai, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Nuclear Astrophysics", Graduate Student Seminar12:15pm 10/25
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