Physics and Astronomy

Komal Kumari Elected Student Representative to the NSF CEDAR Science Steering Committee

Graduate student Komal Kumari has been elected student representative to the NSF CEDAR Science Steering Committee where she will serve a two year term. The Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) Program, funded by the National Science Foundation’s Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Division, studies the interaction region of the Earth’s tenuous upper atmosphere. For over […]

Bishwambhar Sengupta awarded postdoc at the University of Washington

Bishwambhar Sengupta, a PhD student with Prof. Takacs, has just accepted an offer for a post-doctoral position at the University of Washington in Seattle. He will join the group of Eric Floyd in the department of Radiation Oncology. Let’s congratulate Bishwambhar on this next excellent next step in his career.

Graduate Student, Jordan Eagle, Awarded Chandra X-ray Observatory Predoctoral Fellowship at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Our students continue to excel! Second year graduate student, Jordan Eagle, has been awarded the Chandra X-ray Observatory Predoctoral Fellowship at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The Chandra X-ray Center is the Science and Operations Center for the Chandra X-ray Observatory, operated for NASA by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for […]

2017 Student Awards Ceremony Held April 14

The Department of Physics & Astronomy honored this year’s departmental award recipients in its annual ceremony on April 14 and also acknowledged college-level and national scholarship awardees. Department awardees names are forwarded to the college for consideration in the College of Science awards.  Department of Physics and Astronomy Outstanding Graduate Researcher: Yufei Liu and Bo […]

SPS wins Club Award in Clemson CES Fit Run 5k

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Thanks again everyone for coming out to run the Clemson CES Fit Run 5k. A special thanks to Dr. Hugo Sanabria and Patti Larsen for joining us in representing our department. While Mathematical Science took home the department award for the second straight year, the Society of Physics Students won the club award. Our very […]

2016 Student Awards Ceremony held April 1st

2016 Student Awards Receipents

The Department of Physics & Astronomy honored this year’s departmental award recipients in its annual ceremony on April 1 and also acknowledged college-level and national scholarship awardees. Department awardees names are forwarded to the college for consideration in the CoES awards.  Department of Physics and Astronomy Outstanding Graduate Researcher: Girish Sharma Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant: […]

P & A senior Emily Thompson is awarded an NSF Graduate Fellowship

Emily Thompson, a graduating senior, is awarded an National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. For the 2016 competition, NSF received close to […]

2015 Physics and Astronomy Student Awards

Our outstanding students are winning honors and awards again. Emily Thompson (Junior) is a winner of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and the Outstanding Junior in Science in the College of Engineering and Science. Marharyta (Margo) Petukh is the Outstanding Graduate Researcher in the College of Engineering and Science. Biophysics student Marharyta (Margo) Petukh has been named Clemson University’s Outstanding Graduate Researcher for 2015.