SPECIAL PUBLIC LECTURE APRIL 15EVENT DETAILS
DU Physics & Astronomy was fortunate to welcome to campus particle physicist Lisa Randall, Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University, on April 15. As part of the American Physical Society's April Meeting, which took place in Denver April 13-16, Prof. Randall accepted the Andrew Gemant Award from the American Institute of Physics and presented a public lecture entitled "Truth, Beauty, and Other Scientific Misconceptions."
The 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.
- May 20: Colloquium by Brian Green, Leah Huk, and Lucas Sawle, University of Denver
- May 22: Colloquium by Alex Hojem, Richard Pearson, and Rachael Tomasino, University of Denver
- May 29: Colloquium by Geoff Diederich, Rebecca Rattray, Manisha Shrestha, and Devin Wesenberg, University of Denver