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Research Overview

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Research is a crucial facet of the Clemson University Department of Physics and Astronomy. In addition to fully equipped laboratories in Jordan Hall and at the Advanced Materials Research Lab, our faculty and students in astrophysics and atmospheric physics conduct research at locations that stretch from near the North Pole to the southern hemisphere. The Department of Physics and Astronomy traces its roots at Clemson University back to physics courses that were taught to the first graduating class of 1896 in the old Mechanical College. Now part of the College of Science, the department holds the distinction of awarding the first physics doctoral degree in South Carolina in 1964.

Research Areas and Resources

Astronomy and Astrophysics

  • Circumstellar Disks and Planetary Atmospheres
  • Astro-Particle Physics and Cosmology
  • Gamma-Ray Astronomy
  • Meteorites and Stardust
  • Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Radioactivity
  • Star and Planet Formation
  • Stellar Evolution
  • Stellar Atmospheres
  • Supernovae

Atmospheric and Space Physics

Department of Physics and Astronomy
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