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oSTEM making a space LGBTQ + students in STEM fields

David Snoke, along with his colleagues, had their results of equilibrium BEC highlighted by PRL this week

Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium Research Scholarship Awards Spring 2017

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Physics and Astronomy has received funding from the Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium to support undergraduate research. Please click here for more details on how to apply.

Hrvoje Petek Named AAAS Fellow

Hrvoje Petek has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and its fellows are selected by their peers for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. 

Click here to view the complete list of the 2016 elected members.

The tradition of AAAS Fellows began in 1874. Hrvoje Petek and this year’s other 391 fellows will be presented with an official fellowship certificate and rosette pin on Feb. 18, 2017, during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.

Society of Physics Students head to PhysCon 2016

The Society of Physics Students went to San Francisco for PhysCon 2016. They spent four days with over a thousand Physics undergraduates. At PhysCon they participated in poster sessions, were able to meet and greet with scientist, hear talks from Neil Turok, Persis Drell (Dean of the Stanford School of Engineering) and more!

Science 2016: Eye on the Cosmos

Pitt-CMU’s Powerful Supercomputer ‘Bridges’ Expands Its Reach

“The PSC is one of five National Science Foundation-funded supercomputing centers in the nation, and the only one in the Northeast,” said Ralph Roskies, the center's scientific director and a professor of physics in Pitt’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.

President Obama to Host White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh

President Obama will travel to Pittsburgh Oct. 13 to host the White House Frontiers Conference, a national convening that the White House is cohosting with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University to explore the future of innovation here and around the world.

Michelle Obama to Visit the University of Pittsburgh

First Lady Michelle Obama will be at Fitzgerald Field House on September 28th at 3:30pm

Pitt named in Princeton Review best college compilation

Scanning the Night Sky: Pitt part of worldwide effort to discover new planets

Physics and Astronomy Welcomes New Graduate Students

Brittany Coopersmith announced winner of Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session

This Summer the Physics and Astronomy Department held a joint poster session with Chemistry regarding undergraduate research. Four students from various physics and astronomy departments to include Temple University, University of Pittsburgh, and Franklin & Marshall College spent eight weeks within the Physics and Astronomy department as research fellows. On August 2nd under the mentorship of Dr. Steven Dytman, Brittany Coopersmith was named the Winning Recipient of the Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session. On behalf of the Physics and Astronomy Department, we wish Brittany the best with her continued success. 

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