Department of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy


The latest issue of our department newsletter is now available here: Schrödinger’s Tiger - Fall 2015.

Introductory Physics and Astronomy courses are available online this summer. See what is offered and how to take them.

Professor Terry Tritt has been named Interim Chair of Physics and Astronomy, taking over for Mark Leising, who is Interim Dean of the College of Science. 

The workshop Time Domain Astrophysics with Swift II takes place 19-21 October 2015 at the Madren Conference Center.

See a contribution on carbon nanotube architectures by three of our faculty members in the Materials Research Society Bulletin special issue on Engineered Nanomaterials in Aerospace. 

Physics & Astronomy will have a new college home next year. 

We are seeking a new  Physics Instrument Shop leader.

Biophysics student Marharyta (Margo) Petukh has been named Clemson University's Outstanding Graduate Researcher for 2015. 

Our outstanding students are winning honors and awards again. Emily Thompson (Junior) is a winner of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and the Outstanding Junior in Science in the College of Engineering and Science. Marharyta (Margo) Petukh is the Outstanding Graduate Researcher in the College of Engineering and Science. 

The Mesospheric Inversion-layer Stratified Turbulence ( MIST) experiment (Principle Investigator Miguel Larsen) was successfully launched on NASA sounding rockets, along with the M-TeX experiment from Poker Flat in Alaska on 26 January.

Public Shows in the Planetarium -- Mondays at 7:30 pm. Contact the department (864) 656-3416 for reservations.

Apparao Rao and team develop carbon optical diode.  

Astronauth Frederich Gregory to visit Clemson. He will present a lecture 9/26/14 at 1:30 in the Student Senate Chambers and present the Astronaut Scholarship to John Farmer at CU/UNC football game. 

Sean Brittain and collaborators found evidence of forming planets.

Emil Alexov's work sheds light on the physics of disease

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