Eric Hirschman honored for exceptional service
Eric Hirschman received an Outstanding Service Award from the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Eric transformed the department graduate student experience. Under his leadership, the graduate committee established a stronger culture of student connectedness through weekly “graduate gobbles.” Eric helps students progress through key milestones by carefully reviewing each prospectus, thesis, and dissertation. Beginning with admissions, Eric discovered faculty needs, matched applicants, and raised awareness of graduate fellowships. The average number of graduate student-authored papers per year increased nearly 50% during his tenure. Eric’s tireless efforts have helped move our program to greater distinction.
News and Events
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.
Dr. John Colton won the 2022 BYU intramural table tennis tournament
Dr. Aleksandr Mosenkov, new faculty, looks forward to receiving some of the first data from the James Webb Space Telescope to study galaxy formation
A group of BYU students and professors gathered acoustical recordings of at the world’s most powerful rocket launch.
Kent Gee is selected as Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in their class of 2023
BYU’s West Mountain Observatory was one of 37 ground-based telescopes throughout the world monitoring the active galaxy that is roughly 1 billion light years away.
Dr. Leishman's time at BYU was filled with great teaching and profound mentoring