Welcome to the Physics Department
The physics department is a medium-sized department with 30 regular, research, and adjunct faculty members and approximately 35 graduate students. Programs of study lead to M.S. and Ph.D degrees in both pure and applied physics. The Institute for Astrophysics and Computational Sciences (IACS) also operates through the CUA Physics Department.
Congratulations to Dr. Fred Bruhweiler and Dr. Seiji Yashiro for receiving Heliophysics Science Division Peer Awards. These awards recognize contributions to HSD that are above and beyond job-related duties, including:
· Providing assistance to other members of HSD
· Adding to the knowledge base or prestige of HSD
· Facilitating the work of HSD as a whole
Congratulations to Fred and Seiji for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions!
Credits: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Genna Duberstein
The protostar in question is the large, bright red star where the arrow is pointing.
Congratulation to Dr. Colin Komar was announced as the recipient of the 2016 Sunanda and Santimay Basu United States Early Career Award in Sun-Earth Systems Science.
The award is given annually to one early career scientist by the Space Physics and Aeronomy section of the American Geophysical Union in "recognition of significant work that shows the focus and promise of making outstanding contributions to research in Sun-Earth systems science that further the understanding of both plasma physical processes and their applications for the benefit of society."
The newly opened CUA Space Weather Center (SWC) is a fully functional research and real-time analyses center dedicated to scientific investigations and forecasting of extreme space weather events – violent physical processes around the Earth driven by storms on the Sun.
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