Physics and Astronomy

CNI Graduate Students Among Presenters at 2023 SC EPSCoR State Conference

On April 14, 2023, five Physics & Astronomy graduate students and one CU-ICAR graduate student conducting research at the Clemson Nanomaterials Institute (CNI) presented six papers at the annual SC EPSCoR conference in Summerville, SC. Basanta Ghimire, Evan Watkins, Nawraj Sapkota, Peshal Karki, and Janak Basel each presented their work at this year’s conference. In […]

Clemson CI students present their rocket research at ESA symposium


Clemson undergraduates Austin Smith and James Hutchinson presented the student rocket experiments carried out under the supervision of Prof. Steve Kaeppler and graduate student Alvaro Guerra over the last two semesters at the 25th ESA Symposium for European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research in held on May 1-5, 2022 in Biarritz, France.  Their […]

Satellite FRET workshop at MAF2019 co-organized by Hugo Sanabria

The 2019 Methods & Applications of Fluorescence meeting was accompanied by a satellite workshop on Advanced Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Imaging with a focus on FRET. The workshop program was based on a bottom-up approach and geared to the specific requests of the attendees. Co-Organizers: Claus Seidel (HHU Düsseldorf, Germany), Hugo Sanabria (Clemson University, SC)

Clemson hosts the Southeastern Laboratory Astrophysics Community (SELAC) meeting

The Dept. of Physics and Astronomy hosted the latest meeting of the Southeastern Laboratory Astrophysics Community (SELAC) from May 13-16, 2019 at the Madren Conference Center. The meeting kicked off on Monday, May 13th with a graduate student symposium featuring graduate student presenters as well as panel discussions from faculty who discussed job and research […]

Clemson at PhysTEC 2019

The annual meeting of the Physics Teacher Education Coalition or PhysTEC was held March 2-3, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts and Clemson University had a seat at the table for the first time. Attending the PhysTEC 2019 meeting were Profs. Sean Brittain and Chad Sosolik, who gave a presentation on their 3-year project with the Laurens County school […]

3rd Annual Mini-Workshop on Medical Physics Research

Medical Physics Group of the Department of Physics & Astronomy and Medical Beam Laboratories, LLC Contacts: Prof. Endre Takacs ( and Donald Medlin ( Location: Kinard Laboratory, Lecture Hall 101 Program (13:00 – 13:10) Opening Remarks Endre Takacs, Ph. D., Associate Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Clemson University (13:10 – 13:45) Title: “Monte Carlo […]

Medical Physics Seminar Series on the use of the Geant4 Simulation Package

The Geant4 Monte Carlo simulation environment was developed at CERN for the modeling of the interaction of particles and radiation with matter. Its use spans from high-energy physics through astrophysics to medical physics applications. The Medical Physics Group at the Department of Physics and Astronomy implemented the package on the Palmetto Cluster to run simulations […]