Darin Ragozzine receives Young Scholar Award

Darin Ragozzine received a Young Scholar Award from the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.  Ragozzine has made significant contributions to exoplanet discovery efforts (KEPLER) and Kuiper belt object study, and has received Hubble telescope time grants. He has also secured $500k portion of grants to BYU since arriving in Fall 2016. Ragozzine has mentored 15 BYU undergraduate students since his arrival, and has published many notable papers. He has also developed his own textbook for the introductory astronomy course, as well as a new method for teaching Physics 230, including recorded video instructions.                                                        


August 2020

News and Events

Image for Mystery of Haumea's Formation Solved
BYU Physics and Astronomy student Benjamin Proudfoot recently published research in the prestigious journal Nature Communications that solves the mystery of the icy dwarf planet Haumea's formation.
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. 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