Physics and Astronomy

2024 Solar Eclipse!

Our department volunteers who made this event possible! Photo credit: Amanda Ellenburg On April 8th, 2024, the Clemson University department of Physics and Astronomy hosted an eclipse event, and it was a huge success! There was so much happening on campus and so many fun stations for both the Clemson Community and the public. There […]

Prof. Kaeppler’s sounding rocket experiment INCAA featured in popular German podcast


German radio journalist Kristian Thees and German actress and entertainer Anke Engelke, talk about the NASA sounding rocket experiment INCAA and the image of tracer releases in Alaska submitted by listener Prof. Gerald Lehmacher, who was co-investigator for the experiment. Prof. Steve Kaeppler and Prof. Miguel Larsen were principal investigator and co-investigator, respectively. The photo […]

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 […]

Join us for Biophysics Week!

Biophysics Week at Clemson University

Have you wondered what Biophysics is and what Biophysicists do? This is your week to find out! The Clemson Biophysical Society is hosting Biophysics Week 2019 this week. Thursday at 4:00pm We will have a special colloquium in Kinard G01. Mary Elting will tell us about her research on self-organization of the microtubule cytoskeleton. Friday […]

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 […]

SPS Hosts Kevin Metrocavage, International Space Station Operations Manager

On Friday, March 9 at 4:00 pm in G01 Kinard Laboratory, the Clemson Society of Physics Students will host Kevin Metrocavage as our colloquium speaker. Mr. Metrocavage currently serves as the International Space Station (ISS) Operations Manager. We hope that you will join us for this unique opportunity to hear about Mr. Metrocavage’s experiences working with […]

Eclipse Over Clemson Ornaments Available Now

A limited number of Eclipse Over Clemson Ornaments are now available for purchase. The etched glass ornament is $15 and features the Eclipse Over Clemson logo. To purchase an ornament, visit our online store: Physics and Astronomy Marketplace Store. You can choose Pick-up as your shipping option if you would like to pick-up your ornament in […]

Clemson Nanomaterials Center Celebrates Nanotechnology Day

It is said that the excitement of learning separates youth from old age, and that we stay young as long as we are learning. A true testament to this statement was the recent “Nanotechnology Day,” cohosted by the Clemson Nanomaterials Center (CNC) and the Roper Mountain Science Center (RMSC) in Greenville, South Carolina. On March […]