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Graduate Student Appreciation Week

In honor of our graduate students and in recognition of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, the department will be hosti

Physics & Astronomy Department - Annual Award Winners

Please visit this link (PDF) for information about the 2021 award winners.

KU Physics & Astronomy REU

Applications are open now and due by March 15th! For more information and to apply, you can visit the REU website.

KU Astronomers Help Point The Way Forward For America's Research Priorities

Join us for NASA Eyes, Kansas Minds II: JWST on October 30

Learn about how the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope will explore the Universe like never before! Register for this free virtual public workshop.

KU To Lead New Program Supporting Inter-American Research on Nuclear Science

LAWRENCE — Quarks and gluons are fundamental building blocks of all visible matter in the universe. They’re described by the theory of strong nuclear interactions: quantum chromodynamics, or QCD.

J. Michael Young Award

Prof. Ian Lewis receives the J. Michael Young Academic Advisor Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Fall 2021 UGRAs

KU Physics & Astronomy undergraduates Casey Carlile and Anika Goel receive Fall 2021 UGRA positions.

How the University of Kansas Is Paving the Way in Revealing Radiation

New technologies developed at the University of Kansas are revealing radiation with unprecedented precision and giving a better understanding of the secrets of matter from the scale of the Universe to quarks.

Odderon discovered

The TOTEM collaboration at the LHC, in collaboration with the DØ collaboration at the former Tevatron collider at Fermilab, have announced the discovery of the odderon – an elusive three-gluon state predicted almost 50 years ago.

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