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Students Nominated For The 2023 Goldwater Scholarship

Thresa Kelly, a junior in engineering physics – digital electronic systems with a minor in astronomy and Kate Wienke, a junior in physics nominated for Goldwater Scholarship.

Cristian Xavier Baldenegro Barrera - 2023 Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics Recipient

Cristian Xavier Baldenegro Barrera Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet, École Polytechnique receives 2023 Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics.

Undergraduate Research Awards - Spring 2023

Morgan Cassidy, Richard Moser, Wesley Sportsman receive awards.

RESEARCHERS GLIMPSE FIRST EVIDENCE OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY ON EXOPLANET

Findings from an international team of astrophysicists using NASA’s recently deployed James Webb Space Telescope give new detail to exoplanet WASP-39b, a “hot Saturn” orbiting a star roughly 700 light years from Earth.

How dangerous are nearby supernovae to life on Earth?

From a distance, supernovae explosions are fascinating. A star more massive than our sun runs out of hydrogen and becomes unstable. Eventually, it explodes and releases so much energy it can outshine its host galaxy for months.

KU PHYSICIST NAMED TO CLASS OF 2022 MACARTHUR FELLOWS

The MacArthur Foundation announced that Steven Prohira as a Class of 2022 MacArthur Fellow.

Christophe Royon - 2022 Gold Medal Award from the Mexican Physical Society, Division of Particle and Fields

Christophe Royon, Foundation Distinguished Professor at the Department of Physics & Astronomy, was awarded the 2022 gold medal of the Mexican Physical Society, Division of Particle and Fields "for his leadership in the discovery of odd-gluon state odderon from elastic proton-proton and proton

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.

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