Department of Physics and Astronomy

New Churchill Scholar is U’s 6th, tying second-longest streak

Scholarship allows mathematics and physics honors student Isaac Martin to study at the University of Cambridge.


LIGHTNING-FAST COMMUNICATIONS

U researchers find a mineral discovered in Russia in the 1830s holds a key to the next step in ultra-high-speed communications and computing.


Statement about physics graduate student

Statement from the University of Utah regarding Ms. Xiaolin Tang, a Ph.D. candidate in the university’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.


HUMANS OF THE U: TINO NYAWELO

TIno Nyawelo fell in love with physics as a high schooler in South Sudan. With the help of teachers, mentors and outreach organizations, he left the violence of his country to pursue graduate studies in Europe, and eventually joined the U physics faculty. Now, he shares his love of science with refugee youth struggling to adapt to the Utah school system.


SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLES

Black holes may lurk in most ultra-compact dwarf remnants of shredded galaxies.


PROJECT YOUTH PHYSICS

Underserved students get a taste for physics during Project Youth 2017.


WOMEN IN PHYSICS

U undergrads attend a conference aimed at helping physics majors continue in the male-dominated field.


HUMANS OF THE U: PAYEL KAR

Meet Payel Kar, doctoral candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and member of WomPA.