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Tamura Symposium on Lepton and Baryon Symmetry

Monday and Tuesday of this week, the Department of Physics with Osaka University in Japan are jointly holding the 12th Tamura Symposium on Lepton and Baryon...

Remembering A. Wilson Nolle

Physics professor emeritus Alfred Wilson Nolle passed away on February 11 at the age of 97 in Austin. Dr. Nolle was a UT Austin alum, who...

Remembering Larry Shepley

Larry C. Shepley, Associate Professor Emeritus of Physics, died on December 30, 2016, after a long illness. Larry received his B.A. from Swarthmore College and his...

Fall 2016 Letter from the Chair

Dear Physics Community of Alumni, Parents and Friends, The Fall semester has been going well. We welcomed a new faculty member, Andrew Potter, who joined us...

Phil Morrison's dynamics

  Phil receiving the Carl Friedrich von Siemens-Forschungspreis der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung in Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin July 7, 2016.   Philip Morrison first studied German as an undergraduate...

Summer 2016 Newsletter

The Summer 2016 Physics Department Newsletter is now available. Check it out here: Summer 2016 Departmental Newsletter

Fall 2015 Newsletter

Dear Alumni and Friends, I am happy to be sending you our Fall newsletter, and I hope you enjoy reading the linked reports about the exciting...

Xiaoqin (Elaine) Li Elected to the American Physical Society

The American Physical Society has elected four faculty members from The University of Texas Austin as Fellows for their groundbreaking work in the field of physics....

Department of Physics Saturday Workshop

The University of Texas Department of Physics is sponsoring a free workshop as a means to provide teachers and students with a broad perspective on topics...

Physicist Recognized for Teaching Excellence

A professor in the College of Natural Sciences has been named to the University of Texas at Austin's respected Academy of Distinguished Teachers for 2015. Provost...
Vernita Gordon, Assistant Professor in Physics, discovers bacteria can block their own growth

Vernita Gordon, Assistant Professor in Physics, discovers bacteria can block their own growth

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers studying a dangerous type of bacteria have discovered that the bacteria have the ability to block both their own growth and the...
Physics' Mark Raizen awarded $1 million from Keck Foundation

Physics' Mark Raizen awarded $1 million from Keck Foundation

Physics professor Mark Raizen has been awarded a $1 million grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation. Raizen is one of two scientists at The University...
Professor Jacques Distler on Time Travel

Professor Jacques Distler on Time Travel

  If you are interested in the science of time travel, click on the link to watch an interview with Professor Jacques Distler and KXAN...
Dr. Raphael M. Flauger joins Department of Physics

Dr. Raphael M. Flauger joins Department of Physics

We’d like to take this opportunity to welcome Dr. Raphael Flauger to the Department of Physics and to The University of Texas at Austin. Dr....
2015 Newsletters

2015 Newsletters

Fall 2015:Dear Alumni and Friends, I am happy to be sending you our Fall newsletter, and I hope you enjoy reading the linked reports about the...

Physics faculty publishes paper on research of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Assistant professor Vernita Gordon published a paper on her research into  a dangerous form of bacteria, which found that the bacteria may be able to block...
OSI-11   Optics of Surfaces and Interfaces June 28-July 3, 2015 in Austin

OSI-11 Optics of Surfaces and Interfaces June 28-July 3, 2015 in Austin

Prof. Mike Downer will be chairing the 11th international conference on Optics of Surfaces and Interfaces (OSI-11) from June 28 to July 3, 2015 at the...
Physics Student wins Young Scientist Award

Physics Student wins Young Scientist Award

Patrick Ponath has won the 2015 PCSI (Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces Conference) Young Scientist Award for his work on integrating ferroelectrics with...
Keji Lai wins award from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

Keji Lai wins award from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

By Richard Hazeltine (rdh@austin.utexas.edu)   Our colleague, Keji Lai, has won a major award from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. He has...
Physics Department OPEN HOUSE - November 10th from 2-5 pm

Physics Department OPEN HOUSE - November 10th from 2-5 pm

                Join us for the Physics Department Open House on November 11th from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  It...