Department of Physics

First study of LGBT+ physicists reveals red flags

Pioneering study finds women, trans people, most likely to experience harassment. Overall climate and exclusionary behaviors are the biggest factors for LGBT+ scientists leaving physics.


Extraordinary black hole found in neighboring galaxy

It is one of the only confirmed intermediate-mass black holes, an object that has long been sought by astronomers.


A landscape of the dark skies. You see an arm of the Milky Way Galaxy.

6 dark sky parks near campus

Celebrate International Dark Sky Week at these parks located an hour or less from the U’s campus.


Physicists test coronavirus particles against temperature, humidity

One of the biggest unknowns about the coronavirus is how changing seasons will affect its spread. U physicists have received the university’s first COVID-19-related grant to tackle the question.