Department of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy


The workshop Time Domain Astrophysics with Swift II takes place 19-21 October 2015 at the Madren Conference Center.

See a contribution on carbon nanotube architectures by three of our faculty members in the Materials Research Society Bulletin special issue on Engineered Nanomaterials in Aerospace. 

Physics & Astronomy will have a new college home next year. 

We are seeking a new  Physics Instrument Shop leader.

Introductory Physics and Astronomy courses are available online this summer. See what is offered and how to take them.

The latest issue of our department newsletter is now available here: Schrödinger’s Tiger - Spring 2015.

Biophysics student Marharyta (Margo) Petukh has been named Clemson University's Outstanding Graduate Researcher for 2015. 

Our outstanding students are winning honors and awards again. Emily Thompson (Junior) is a winner of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and the Outstanding Junior in Science in the College of Engineering and Science. Marharyta (Margo) Petukh is the Outstanding Graduate Researcher in the College of Engineering and Science. 

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.

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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