UConn seismometer detects Puerto Rico event

  The Geophysics research group (Prof. Vernon Cormier and students) operate a seismic wave station that continuously monitors vibrations in the earth’s crust, many of which arise from seismic events that happen far away. These waves travel through the deep earth, and eventually make their way to the surface where they are detected. The above […]

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Professor Donna Strickland , Katzenstein Distinguished Lecturer, March 13, 2020

The University of Connecticut, Department of Physics, is proud to announce that on March 13, 2020, 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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Insight from APS: Careers in Physics

What is a Bachelors of Science degree in Physics good for? What kinds of jobs are available to graduates who complete a 4-year degree in physics, but decide not to pursue an advanced degree? How does a physics degree stack up against other STEM fields in terms of employment options in today’s highly competitive job […]

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Ron Mallett Featured on NBC Connecticut

Could traveling into the past be part of our future? Quite possibly, says Ron Mallett, a UConn emeritus professor of physics who has studied the concept of time travel for decades. Earlier this month, he spoke with NBC Connecticut reporter Kevin Nathan about his life and work as a theoretical physicist, and discussed how time […]

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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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  1. Charles Reynolds Distinguished Lecture, Charles Reynolds Distinguished Lecture (Prof. Peter Abbamonte, U. of Illinois) Charles Reynolds Distinguished Lecture, Charles Reynolds Distinguished Lecture (Prof. Peter Abbamonte, U. of Illinois)3:30pm 2/21
  2. Dr. Evan Philip, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Stony Brook University, Dr. Evan Philip, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Stony Brook University, "Chiral Photocurrents and Terahertz Emission in Dirac/Weyl Semimetals", Condensed Matter Physics Seminar2:00pm 2/19
  3. Dr. I. Zaliznyak, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Dr. I. Zaliznyak, Brookhaven National Laboratory, "Entropic elasticity and negative thermal expansion in crystalline solids", Condensed Matter Physics Seminar2:00pm 2/18
  4. Dr. Andrey Sadofyev, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Dr. Andrey Sadofyev, Los Alamos National Laboratory, "Spin polarization of gauge bosons in rotating plasma", Particle, Astrophysics, and Nuclear Physics Seminar2:00pm 2/17
  5. Prof. G. Dunne,  Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Prof. G. Dunne, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Scientific Communication: Preparing a Talk, a Proposal, or a Paper", Graduate Student Seminar12:15pm 2/14
  6. Prof. Lorenzo Sorbo, Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Prof. Lorenzo Sorbo, Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, "Particle production during inflation: a case study", Particle, Astrophysics, and Nuclear Physics Seminar2:00pm 2/10
  7. Prof. Reynold E. Silber, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, Prof. Reynold E. Silber, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, "Transport properties of liquid transition metals at extreme conditions: a lesson from metallic glasses with the forbidden symmetry", Physics Colloquium (Prof. Reynold Silber)3:30pm 2/7
  8. Prof. I. Sochnikov,  Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Prof. I. Sochnikov, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Quantum sensing and imaging of materials", Graduate Student Seminar12:15pm 1/31
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