Prof. Jonathan Trump Interviews about the James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope released its first science observations on July 12 with much fanfare and excitement across the globe. UConn Physics Professor Jonathan Trump is part of the Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science collaboration that was awarded some of the first observations on the transformative new space telescope. Prof. Trump was interviewed by several local media outlets, […]

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Physics Prof. Tom Blum recognized for Research Excellence

Prof. Thomas Blum is one of two faculty to receive the Research Excellence award from the University of Connecticut in 2022.  Tom came to UConn in 2004 and is a professor and associate department head for undergraduate education in the Physics Department. As a theoretical physicist, Blum specializes in making difficult, detailed mathematical calculations concerning […]

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Nobel Prize Winner, Professor Donna Strickland , Katzenstein Distinguished Lecturer

The University of Connecticut, Department of Physics, is proud to announce that on September 23, 2022, 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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Prof. Cara Battersby Awarded an NSF CAREER grant

Professor Cara Battersby has been awarded an NSF CAREER grant! “The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the […]

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Plates that Helped Map the Universe, Now at UConn

UConn is now home to tools that have played an instrumental role in mapping the universe — 10 large aluminum plates used as part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). Measuring 32 inches across, one-eighth of an inch thick, and with thousands of tiny holes drilled in them, these plates may not be the […]

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  1. Sep 19 Particle, Astrophysics, And Nuclear Physics Seminar2:00pm
  2. Sep 23 Katzenstein Distinguished Lecture Series4:00pm
  3. Oct 21 UConn Physics Colloquium3:30pm
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  1. Graduate Student Aditi Mahabir, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Graduate Student Aditi Mahabir, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Negative electronic compressibility in multiband electron gas models", MS Dissertation Defense12:00pm 8/8
  2. Graduate Student Sunil Thapa, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Graduate Student Sunil Thapa, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Study Of High Repetition Rate Ultrashort Pulses and its Application on Data Encryption", PhD Dissertation Defense11:00am 8/3
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  4. Graduate Student Donal Sheets, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Graduate Student Donal Sheets, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Advances in Photon-Based Techniques for Correlated Materials and Applied Physics ", PhD Dissertation Defense1:00pm 7/25
  5. Graduate Student Amani Jayakody, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Graduate Student Amani Jayakody, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Perovskite SrCoOx - Surprising Structural and Magnetic Behavior", PhD Dissertation Defense11:00am 7/18
  6. Graduate Student Asanka Amarasinghe, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Graduate Student Asanka Amarasinghe, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Cosmological Perturbation Theory in Standard Gravity and Conformal Gravity ", PhD Dissertation Defense10:00am 7/12
  7. Title: Cosmological Perturbation Theory in Standard Gravity and Conformal Gravity, Doctoral Dissertation Oral Defense; Asanka Amarasinghe Title: Cosmological Perturbation Theory in Standard Gravity and Conformal Gravity, Doctoral Dissertation Oral Defense; Asanka Amarasinghe10:00am 7/12
  8. Graduate Student Bradley Clarke, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Graduate Student Bradley Clarke, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Development of an Amplified Chirp System and its Application to Ultracold Molecules", PhD Dissertation Defense2:00pm 6/28
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