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October 19, 2023
Sarah Church will step down as the Freeman-Thornton vice provost for undergraduate education (VPUE) at the end of fall quarter after three-and-a-half…
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October 13, 2023
This year the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC), a joint operation of the U.S.
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October 5, 2023
The Physics department has a long history of hosting a robust Summer Undergraduate Research Program involving groups in Physics, Applied Physics,…
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October 5, 2023
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October 5, 2023
Our annual department newsletter is back after many years.
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October 2, 2023
Guest Monika Schleier-Smith is a physicist who says that…
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October 2, 2023
When Sam Boeschen ’25 enters the rock climbing wall at the Arrillaga Outdoor Education & Recreation Center (AOERC), he finds a “feeling of total…
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September 29, 2023
Lab managers Rick Pam and George Yan, who have a combined 60+ years of service to the Physics Department, retired in 2023. 
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September 26, 2023
How many times have you shown up to a video meeting with people at work only to find you have terrible internet that day?
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September 19, 2023
Professor Roger Blandford, FRS, FRAS, is the Luke Blossom Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Professor of Physics and of…
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September 11, 2023
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September 1, 2023
Since the 1960s there has been plenty of evidence to support the existence of dark matter through astrophysical and cosmological observations, and at…