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Vuk Mandic

LIGO does it again: gravitational waves detected from second pair of colliding black holes

On December 26, 2015 at 03:38:53 UTC, scientists observed gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime—for the second time. More »

Stephen Gasiorowicz

Gasiorowicz dies at 88

Emeritus Professor Stephen Gasiorowicz died June 3rd, 2016. Stephen Gasiorowicz was instrumental in the founding of the William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute and served as the Acting Director of the Institute from 1987-1989. The Institute named their seminar room after him. More »

Dieter Dehnhard

Dehnhard dies at 82

Emeritus Professor Karl Dietrich "Dieter" Dehnhard died May 20, after suffering a heart attack the previous week. More »

Physics Force receives funding gift from 3M

The 3M Company has pledged $10,000 to the Physics Force for the 2017 fiscal year for their outreach activities. More »

Michel Janssen

Janssen receives research award

Professor Michel Janssen has been elected the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Janssen was honored for his studies of the history of physics, especially the relativity and quantum revolutions in the early twentieth century. More »

Pre-Commencement Reception

The College of Science and Engineering graduation ceremony will be Friday, May 13, 2016. There will be a pre-ceremony reception in PAN 110 at 4:00 p.m. for graduates, family, friends, and faculty.

Jay Marx

Marx to deliver Erikson Public Lecture

Dr. Jay Marx, Senior Advisor, LIGO Laboratory, California Institute of Technology will talk about "The Discovery of Gravitational Waves from Merging Black Holes" on May 6 at 4:00 p.m. in 101 Fraser Hall. More »


Hanany receives Taylor Award

Professor Shaul Hanany has received the 2016 George W. Taylor Distinguished Teaching Award. He is being recognized for his exceptional contributions to undergraduate education, teaching and mentoring. The honor comes with $3,000 to be used in professional development. Hanany will be formally recognized at the College of Science of Engineering Commencement Celebration in May. More »

FTPI to host summer school

The Fine Theoretical Physics Institute will host a summer school on "Advances in strongly correlated electronic systems" from June 13-18, 2016. The deadline to apply to the school is March 27, 2016. Graduate students and postdocs in condensed matter physics are encouraged to apply. More »

Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities

Deadline for applications for scholarships is Monday, March 28. at 11:59 p.m. Learn more about individual scholarships and apply online here.

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