Two physics undergrads among 2024 University Scholars

Two of UConn Physics Department’s undergrads, Rachel Cleveland and Nicholas Thiel-Hudson, have been recently selected as part of the 2024 cohort of UConn University Scholars! These students were selected based on the strength of their proposal. Graduation as a University Scholar recognizes a student’s extraordinary engagement with self-reflective learning and research or creative endeavors.

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A Team Effort is Giving New Life to a Classic Observatory

After years of disuse, the UConn Observatory, featuring a 16-inch optical telescope, is coming back into service. Physics faculty member Matt Guthrie, a driving force behind this rejuvenation effort spoke with UConn Today about the benefits offered by the Observatory both to students and to the community.

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Physics Celebrates 51’st Annual Ascent of Mount Monadnock

On October 14, 2023 40-50 members and friends of the UConn Physics department took part in the 51’st annual ascent up Mount Monadnock, near Jaffrey, New Hampshire. After the hike, the then-hungry hikers descended to the campground near Gilson Pond and enjoyed some well-earned refreshments.

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Nobel Prize Winner, Professor Gérard Mourou, Katzenstein Distinguished Lecturer

The University of Connecticut, Department of Physics, is proud to announce that on October 20, 2023, Gérard Mourou, professor and member of Haut Collège at the École Polytechnique and A. D. Moore Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan and 2018 Nobel Prize winner, will be presenting the 25th Distinguished Katzenstein Lecture.

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  2. Mar 11 Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Seminar 3:30pm
  3. Mar 22 Graduate student seminar 12:15pm
  4. Mar 22 Dr. James Cryan, SLAC National Lab (UConn Physics Colloquium) 3:30pm
  5. Mar 29 Dr. Nick Hutzler, California Institute of Technology (UConn Physics Colloquium) 3:30pm
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  2. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Seminar Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Seminar3:30pm 2/19
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  4. Particle, Astrophysics, and Nuclear Physics Seminar Particle, Astrophysics, and Nuclear Physics Seminar2:00pm 2/12
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  6. Graduate student seminar Graduate student seminar12:15pm 2/9
  7. Professor Geoff Potvin (UConn Physics Colloquium) Professor Geoff Potvin (UConn Physics Colloquium)3:30pm 2/2
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