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Physics & Astronomy

College of Arts & Sciences

Our program offers a welcoming, personalized educational experience that broadly prepares students for challenging careers in space sciences, nanotechnology, quantitative finance, engineering, environmental sciences, optics, computer technology, energy policy, science law, and many other fields.  Our research efforts are broadly focused on condensed matter physics, materials science, and astronomy.  Our physics faculty and students carry out interdisciplinary, collaborative, and hands-on research in multiple cutting-edge laboratories.  Our astronomy faculty and students have exceptional access to observing opportunities at Apache Point Observatory, the Wyoming Infrared Observatory, and Red Buttes Observatory.  Our researchers also use the NCAR Wyoming supercomputer and the Mount Moran cluster for their theoretical computational work. We offer three undergraduate and three graduate degree programs:  Physics BS, Physics BA, Astronomy BS, Physics MS, Physics Teaching MS, and Physics Ph.D.

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UW Team Aids Discovery of Superhot Exoplanet(Laramie Boomerang)

UW Professors Dr. Jinke Tang, Dr. Yuri Dahnovsky, Dr. Wenyong Wang and Dr. TeYu Chien Discover Way to Make Solar Cells More Efficient

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The DOE Office of Science recently published a highlight about Dr. Jinke Tang's scientific research.

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Changes to the night sky are predicted in the near future

Astronomer, Dr. Mike Pierce Heads State Portion of NASA Project to View August 2017 Eclipse.  

Women are physicists, too!


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Laramie, WY 82071

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