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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
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
August 29, 2013
Professor wins the American Physical Society’s highest award In computational physics
Upcoming
Events
April 21 11:00 RLM 11.204
Resistive DCON Lives
April 21 13:00 RLM 11.204
Droplets in Confined Geometries: Anchoring Mechanism and Flow Field
April 21 14:00 RLM 9.222
Holographic studies of thermalization and dissipation in strongly coupled theories
April 22 12:30 RLM 11.204
Hemodynamic Measurements and Modeling for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
April 22 14:00 RLM 7.104
Standard Clock in Primordial Density Perturbations and Cosmic Microwave Background
April 22 17:00 RLM 7.104
Learning to make a star: Experimental Fusion Science in Magnetically Confined Plasma!
April 23 12:00 RLM 8.136
Topics of interest to physicists and mathematicians
April 23 13:00 RLM 9.222
The Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay with NEMO-3 and SuperNEMO
April 23 16:15 RLM 4.102
Surprising responses in flows in common geometries: (i) Biofilms and flow and (ii) Trapping of bubbles in stagnation point flows
April 24 12:30 RLM 9.222
Quarks with Strings Attached
April 24 14:00 RLM 9.222
Single Field Inflation: Observables and Constraints
April 24 15:30 RLM 7.104
Negative compressibility and supercapacitors
April 25 13:00 RLM 11.204
Exploiting high precision single particle diffusion measurements to probe cellular functions in vitro and in vivo
April 25 16:00 RLM 7.104
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