Department of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy


The latest issue of our department newsletter is now available here: Schrödinger’s Tiger - Spring 2014.

John Farmer, a Junior Physics major, is a winner of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

SC Governor's Award for Excellence in Scientific Research --  Congratulations to Apparao Rao who has won the 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Scientific Research. The award was presented 1 May in Columbia, SC.

See our 2014 Student Award winners.

Antony Valentini's work is featured in the 29 March New Scientist cover story.

Public Shows in the Planetarium -- Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. Contact the department (864) 656-3416 for reservations.

Three post-doctoral fellowships in Biology of Human Diseases. The Departments of Physics and Astronomy, Biological Sciences, and Genetics and Biochemistry at Clemson University are seeking three exceptionally talented new investigators, who hold a PhD in relevant fields. This unique opportunity exists for PhD graduates and postdoctoral fellows with a special interest in “The biology of human diseases: mechanisms, diagnosis, and personalized medicine”, who aspire to become tenure track faculty in the near future.  More information is available here.

Public Lecture: History of the Universe from the Beginning to End, by 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Dr. John Mather (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center). 28 Nov 2012, 7:00 pm, Self Auditorium, Strom Thurmond Institute. Reception follows.

See Photos from the Transit of Venus from Tuesday 5 June 2012 in the Carillon Garden.

NASA Launched Five Rockets with Clemson Payloads in Five Minutes. On 27 March 2012, NASA successfully launched five suborbital Terrier rockets eighty seconds apart from Wallops Island, VA. These carried the Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment (ATREX) led by Clemson Professors Miguel Larsen and Gerald Lehmacher. The rockets released trimethyl aluminum tracer at precisely timed intervals to track the winds at altitude 65 miles and above. more ›

Professor Peter McNulty has been elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, “for contributions to radiation-induced soft errors in microelectronics”. 


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