UConn’s Old Planetarium Gets a New Upgrade

Connecticut’s oldest planetarium will soon be back in action. Once used for education and outreach for UConn faculty, students, and community members, the planetarium fell into disuse in the last several years, but Department of Physics Assistant Professor-in-Residence Matt Guthrie has been working hard with skilled facilities staff, including CLAS Facilities Team Leader Brett DeMarchi, to bring this piece of UConn history back into working order.

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Solar Eclipse Viewing Event: 2-4:30pm Mon Apr 8 on Horsebarn Hill

UConn faculty and students will host a community event to view the solar eclipse at 2:00-4:30pm this Monday, April 8, on Horsebarn Hill (behind the Dairy Bar). Here in Storrs we’ll observe a maximum occultation of 92% at 3:28pm. This is a very exciting and special opportunity, since the next time that our location will […]

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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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Upcoming events

  1. Sep 6 CANCELED: Physics Colloquium 4:00pm
  2. Sep 20 Prof. Mingda Li (MIT) (UConn Physics Colloquium) 3:30pm
  3. Sep 27 26th Annual Katzenstein Distinguished Lecture 4:00pm
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Recent Events

  1. PhD Dissertation Defense PhD Dissertation Defense10:00am 5/3
  2. UConn Physics SPS Colloquium UConn Physics SPS Colloquium4:00pm 4/26
  3. PhD Dissertation Defense PhD Dissertation Defense10:00am 4/26
  4. Professor Cassandra Paul (UConn Physics Colloquium) Professor Cassandra Paul (UConn Physics Colloquium)3:30pm 4/19
  5. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Seminar Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Seminar3:30pm 4/15
  6. TBD TBD12:15pm 4/12
  7. Condensed Matter Physics Seminar Condensed Matter Physics Seminar2:00pm 4/10
  8. Solar Eclipse Viewing Event Solar Eclipse Viewing Event2:00pm 4/8
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