Physics and Astronomy

PandA Graduate Student Awarded Prestigious Research Award

Congratulations to PandA doctoral student, Madeline Clyburn! Clyburn, who works with Dr. Jonathan Zrake, recently won a prestigious NASA FINESST award for her research on black holes! The award includes a stipend as well as financial support for computing equipment and to attend astronomical conferences in the U.S. and abroad. Learn more about Clyburn’s research […]

PandA Grad Student to Give Invited Talk at Space Technology Conference in Taiwan

Atmospheric and Space Physics graduate student Deepali Aggarwal is scheduled to give an invited talk at the International Conference on GPS Radio Occultation in Taipei, Taiwan. The conference, which takes place in November, 2023, aims to integrate science, technology, and industry in the space domain. Deepali, a second year graduate student, will present her research […]

Prof. Chad Sosolik Appointed Interim Chair of Physics and Astronomy

Dr. Chad Sosolik, who was appointed acting chair of Physics and Astronomy following the departure of Dr. Sean Brittain, officially accepted College of Science Dean, Cynthia Young’s offer to serve as interim chair of the department on August 17, 2023. Dr. Sosolik is an experimental condensed matter physicist with a PhD in Physics from Cornell […]

GSO Led Symposium Highlights Student Research

The Clemson Physics & Astronomy Graduate Student Organization (GSO), led by outgoing GSO president, Benjamin Amend, hosted the annual Symposium for the Introduction of Research in Physics and Astronomy (SIRPA) on Monday, August 21 at the Madren Conference Center. SIRPA is an event highlighting current student research across the various subfields of physics and astronomy […]

Congratulations to our August Graduates

Congratulations to Clemson P&A’s newest Ph.D.s! Receiving doctoral degrees at the August 10th Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony were Rick Mattish (adviser, Prof. Joan Marler), Aniruddha “Ani” Pan (adviser, Prof. Catalina Marinescu), Samalka Anandagoda (adviser, Prof. Dieter Hartmann), and Yang Yang (adviser, Prof. Endre Takacs). We are so proud of the accomplishments of this group, and we […]

PandA Grad Student to Give Talk at TEDxMirandola in Italy

Astrophysics graduate student, Andrealuna Pizzetti is scheduled to give a talk about one of her favorite subjects–the moon–at TEDxMirandola in Italy this Saturday, June 24! Pizzetti will discuss how the world, society, and technology would look if the moon were destroyed or had never formed. “If you think about the 1950s and the ‘60s, everyone […]

Clemson to host International Workshop on Inelastic Ion-Surface Collisions

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is excited to announce that we will host the 24th International Workshop on Inelastic Ion-Surface Collisions (IISC-24). This year’s workshop will take place September 10-15 in Charleston, SC. The workshop is a biennial gathering of the world’s experts in particle-solid interactions, drawing in researchers from the fields of chemistry, […]

CU PandA Alumna Wins Prestigious Award, Postdoctoral Fellowship

     Clemson Physics and Astronomy alumna, Emily Thompson (B.S., 2016) has received an award for her Ph.D. thesis from the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. After graduating from Clemson, Thompson enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) in Germany. Her dissertation focused on the search for long-lived supersymmetric particles. […]

May Graduates, 2022-23 Award Winners, Sigma Pi Sigma Inductees Honored

Department faculty, staff, students, and family members gathered at the Hendrix Student Center Friday, April 28 to honor our May graduates, departmental award winners, and Sigma Pi Sigma inductees. Graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees in May are William Bain, Rohan Chitrao, Natalie Combs, Logan Cruse, Kathryn Evancho, Regan Frye, Stone Gardner, Alexander Pendris, Michael […]