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College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

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Physics and Astronomy

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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Physics & Astronomy

1000 E. University, Dept 3905

Laramie, WY. 82071

Phone: 307-766-6150

Fax: 307-766-2652

Email: physics@uwyo.edu

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This department welcomes LGBTQ students.  Students are welcome regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, age, religion, economic status, or any other characteristic not relevant to the ability to do physics.  All members of this department should expect to be free of harassment for any reason.  If you do experience it, we will help you address it and report it to the appropriate channels.



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