Professor Receives Early Career Award

Physics professor Ben Frandsen recently received an Early Career Award from the United States Department of Energy. The award was given to 76 scientists from across the country this year to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years when many scientists do their most formative work. As part of the award, Frandsen will receive $750,000 in grants over the next five years to research the structure and magnetism of next-generation energy materials. The funds will also support numerous graduate and undergraduate student researchers.

News and Events

Image for Particle Fever at International Cinema
Award winning particle physics documentary screening free of charge at International Cinema January 19, 20, 21 2022
Image for Capturing Images at the New Mexico Observatory
Students and faculty from theBYU Astronomy and Physics department captured images from space at an observatory in New Mexico to research explaining the evolution of the universe.
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 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
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 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