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The workshop Time Domain Astrophysics with Swift II was held 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. 

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 in 2015.

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.


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.


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.