Department of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy


The Mesospheric Inversion-layer Stratified Turbulence (MIST) experiment (Principle Investigator Miguel Larsen) was successfully launched on NASA sounding rockets, along with the M-TeX experiment from Poker Flat in Alaska on 26 January.

Public Shows in the Planetarium -- Mondays at 7:30 pm. Contact the department (864) 656-3416 for reservations.

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

Apparao Rao and team develop carbon optical diode.  

Astronauth Frederich Gregory to visit Clemson. He will present a lecture 9/26/14 at 1:30 in the Student Senate Chambers and present the Astronaut Scholarship to John Farmer at CU/UNC football game. 

Sean Brittain and collaborators found evidence of forming planets.

Emil Alexov's work sheds light on the physics of disease

Fourth annual P&A Research Symposium, 18 Aug in the Madren Center (all day).

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.

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