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 Mallet 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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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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  1. Nov 20 Astronomy Seminar2:00pm
  2. Nov 22 Graduate Student Seminar12:15pm
  3. Nov 22 Physics Colloquium (Prof. Andrea Cavalleri)3:30pm
  4. Nov 25 Particle, Astrophysics, and Nuclear Physics Seminar2:00pm
  5. Dec 4 Condensed Matter Physics Seminar2:00pm
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Recent Events

  1. Dr. Cyril P. Opeil, Physics Department, Boston College , Dr. Cyril P. Opeil, Physics Department, Boston College , "Condensed Matter from Space: Thermal Properties of CM2 Meteorites", Condensed Matter Physics Seminar2:00pm 11/19
  2. Dr. William I. Jay, Theoretical Physics Department, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory , Dr. William I. Jay, Theoretical Physics Department, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory , "Composite BSM physics on the lattice", Particle, Astrophysics, and Nuclear Physics Seminar2:00pm 11/18
  3. Prof. Zackaria Chacko, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, Prof. Zackaria Chacko, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, "Neutral Naturalness", Physics Colloquium (Prof. Zackaria Chacko, UMd)3:30pm 11/15
  4. Prof. E. Dormidontova,  Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Prof. E. Dormidontova, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Soft Matter Physics: Computer Simulations and Theory", Graduate Student Seminar12:15pm 11/15
  5. 23rd Annual Katzenstein Distinguished Lecture Series 23rd Annual Katzenstein Distinguished Lecture Series4:00pm 11/8
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
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