Department Highlights

Teaching, Research, and Citizenship Highlights

A glimpse at some of the great things being done in the department

News and Events

Image for Dr. Adam Bennion bring Physics Education Research to BYU
Dr. Adam Bennion, hired Fall 2021, is an exciting addition to BYU's physics education program
Image for Particle Physics Comes to BYU with Dr. Chris Verhaaren
Dr. Chris Verhaaren, Particle Physicist, hired as new faculty member Fall 2022
Image for Dr. Aleksandr Mosenkov, new Astronomy faculty
Dr. Aleksandr Mosenkov, new faculty, looks forward to receiving some of the first data from the James Webb Space Telescope to study galaxy formation
Image for Dr. Tim Leishman retires from BYU
Dr. Leishman's time at BYU was filled with great teaching and profound mentoring
Image for Dr. John Colton: Table Tennis Champion
Dr. John Colton won the 2022 BYU intramural table tennis tournament
Image for See the Stars Even Better at the ESC Observatory
New state-of-the-art 23 inch telescope making access to the night sky a dream come true
Image for New Mill Becomes Part of the P&A Family
New self-enclosed mill to enhance machining capabilities
Image for Dr. Steve Turley -NSF Program Officer
Dr. Turley influences the future of physics education during his time as program officer for education division of the National Science Foundation
Image for Dr. Traci Neilsen's New Underwater Acoustics Lab
Dr. Traci Neilsen's new lab to train students in interdisciplinary projects
Image for Planetarium Updates
A new and improved planetarium experience
Image for How Physics Students Thrive in a Pandemic
Ways Students have Adapted to the Pandemic
Image for New Professor Dr. Benjamin Boizelle
Dr. Boizelle brings radio astronomy to the department
Image for Dr. Dennis Della Corte launches Consortium of Molecular Design
Dr. Della Corte's computational biophysics is the heart of the new Consortium of Molecular Design
Image for Dr. Scott Sommerfeldt Awarded an ASA Silver Medal
Dr. Scott Sommerfeldt awarded the Silver Medal of the Acoustical Society of America for work in active noise control
Image for Future Prospects for Physics Majors
Plans of the class of 2021
Image for Sabbatical at Cambridge for Dr. Gus Hart
Dr. Hart's sabbatical propels work on new techniques for constructing interatomic potentials
Image for Dr. Richard Sandberg, Brings Ultrafast Optics to Materials Research
Sandberg group studying ultrafast optics to find new materials