News & Highlights
- New graduate admission requirements are updated for Fall enrollment of 2015. Refer to the admission page for more information
- Prof. Robert Stencel to deliver the first Herbert Howe Lecture in Astronomy
- Professor Jennifer Hoffman gave an invited talk about Supernova explosions for the Space Place program at University of Wisconsin
- DU alumni Debbie Callahan was elected as a fellow of the American Physical Society for breaking through in the laser-driven nuclear fusion process
- Undergraduate student Sam Kerber won an all-inclusive summer research position at the Leiden Observatory
- Graduate students presented posters at the Second Annual Graduate Research and Performance Summit
- Professor Jennifer Hoffman awarded the Franklin Research Grant for her research
- DU graduate students featured in an article on examiner.com
- Our department ranks 3rd nationwide by the percentage of PhD degrees earned by female students
- Professor Emeritus, Aharon Goldman, recognized by Thomson Reuters
- Professor Davor Balzar to join the team to bring cutting-edge cancer treatment to Colorado
- Professor Dinah Loerke won the prestigious Cottrell Scholar Award
- Graduate Student Rachael Tomasino talks about lunar eclipse on WeatherNation
Our DepartmentThe Department of Physics and Astronomy combines a tradition of individualized instruction with a contemporary research focus. We have a young and dynamic faculty whose innovative research programs include astronomy and astrophysics, biophysics, and condensed matter physics. We provide an attentive, hands-on research and learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students up to the PhD level.
DU physics and astronomy students have recently received the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the National Young Astronomer Award, and the Rhodes Scholarship. Recent BS graduates have gone on to graduate study in prestigious physics programs at Dartmouth, Berkeley, and Harvard and obtained employment at national laboratories such as NIST and Space Telescope Science Institute. Recent PhD graduates have gone on to postdoctoral positions at NASA and the Max-Planck Institut für Radioastronomie, and joined the staff of Intel.
We were excited to host the 2013 Four Corners Section Meeting of the American Physical Society on October 18 and 19 in Denver, featuring presentations by four Nobel Laureates as well as a variety of sessions in different areas of physics.