News & Highlights
- Society of Physics Students wins the prestigious 2015 Blake Lilly Prize for physics outreach
- Undergraduate Student Cameron Hickert awarded the prestigious Truman Scholarship
- 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
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.
- May 28: Colloquium by Martin Lavery, University of Glasgow
- May 27: Colloquium by Rachel Bennet, Andrew Fullard, Geoffrey Diederich, Leah Huk & Alex Hojem, University of Denver
- May 20: Colloquium by Kari Storslett, University of California, Berkley