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UT Physics Prof. Harry Swinney (on right) with Stefano Ruffo, Chair of the IUPAP Commission on Statistical Physics

Prof. Harry Swinney has been awarded the 2013 Boltzmann Medal

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.

Physical Science

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

Recent News
July 16, 2014
Researchers at UT have devised a new method for enriching a group of the world’s most expensive chemical commodities, stable isotopes.
April 9, 2014
To honor his work in research and mentoring, Alex Demkov has received the Recognition for Excellence in Leadership Award from the American Vacuum Society
September 27, 2013
Physics major Kendall Cole awarded APS Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors
September 23, 2013
Gerald Hoffmann has been appointed to the Thornberry Professorship
September 17, 2013
Vernita Gordon and Nalin Ratnayeke have won the Robert S. Hyer Research Award
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October 31 16:00 RLM 5.104
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November 3 13:00 RLM 11.204
Tips on Writing Papers
November 5 16:15 The John A. Wheeler Lecture Hall (RLM 4.102)
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November 6 12:30 RLM 11.204
Can there be a critical point for the solid/fluid phase transition?