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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New Faculty Hire-Dr. Anh-Thu Le

The Physics Department welcomes our newest faculty member, Dr. Anh-Thu Le, although he prefers to be called simply AT. AT worked for many years at the well-known James R. Macdonald Laboratory, rising to the rank of Research Professor. He worked alongside a world-known theorist, Dr. Chii-Dong Lin. Dr. Le went on to become an Assistant […]

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  2. Prof. Cara Battersby, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Prof. Cara Battersby, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Our Galaxy's Center: a Window into the High-Redshift Universe", Graduate Student Seminar12:15pm 10/15
  3. Dr. Erez Michaely, UCLA, Dr. Erez Michaely, UCLA, "Collisional Dynamics in the Field: Ultra-Wide BH Systems as Sources of GW Signals ", Astronomy Seminar2:00pm 10/13
  4. Prof. Dan Milisavljevic, Purdue  University, Prof. Dan Milisavljevic, Purdue University, "Multi-messenger Autopsies of Stellar Death", UConn Physics Colloquium3:30pm 10/8
  5. Prof. Menka Jain, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Prof. Menka Jain, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Functional and Multiferroic Materials", Graduate Student Seminar12:15pm 10/8
  6. Danya Alboslani: Danya Alboslani: "Working with World Wide Telescope" , Astronomy Seminar2:00pm 10/6
  7. Prof. Chris Faesi, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Prof. Chris Faesi, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "The Cycle of Gas and Stars in Galaxies", Graduate Student Seminar12:15pm 10/1
  8. Dr. Shreyas Vissapragad, California Institute of Technology, Dr. Shreyas Vissapragad, California Institute of Technology, "The Evaporating Atmospheres of Extrasolar Planets", Astronomy Seminar2:00pm 9/29
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