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.
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."
Supernova In Nucleus of QS02 Mrk477 Disocvered by CUA Intern, LuisFelipe Longo Micchi, under the direction of Dr. Steve Kraemer, Physics Dept, Chair
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Geronimo L. Villanueva, research assistant professor in the Institute for Astrophysics and Computational Sciences in the Physics Department, won the Harold C. Urey Prize from the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences. The prize recognizes outstanding achievement in planetary research by a young scientist.
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