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Kendall Cole receives his APS scholarship cheque; from left to right: Richard Hazeltine, Kendall Cole, Sonia Paban

Physics major Kendall Cole awarded APS Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors

From the Chair…

The Department of Physics at The University of Texas at Austin offers six degrees in Physics. Its 270 undergraduate majors and 227 graduate students place it among the largest programs in the country. Our undergraduates have gone on to the best graduate programs and our Doctoral students now serve on the faculties of the best universities.

The Department takes pride in the fact that virtually all courses, including introductory and service courses, are taught by Physics faculty; in the overall quality of our teaching, reflected in numerous teaching awards; and in our strong and growing effort in the application of frontier instructional methods, such as inquiry based teaching of elementary physics.

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The Department of Physics also administers the Division of Physical Science.

Recent News
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To honor his work in research and mentoring, Alex Demkov has received the Recognition for Excellence in Leadership Award from the American Vacuum Society
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Physics major Kendall Cole awarded APS Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors
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Gerald Hoffmann has been appointed to the Thornberry Professorship
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Vernita Gordon and Nalin Ratnayeke have won the Robert S. Hyer Research Award
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