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[2023/05] Texas Tech places final steel beam on Academic Sciences Building. The 131,000-square-foot structure will house first-class teaching laboratories and research facilities for five departments including Physics and Astronomy. Learn More: | Texas Tech Today | Video |


[2023/05] Congratulations to all the Physics and Astronomy graduates! Learn More [Video1], [Video 2], [Commencement Program]


[2023/04] Dr. Vallia Antoniou has been awarded 11.5 days of observing time on the Chandra X-Ray telescope. Her research program was the only very large program approved in Cycle 24. | Learn More |


[2023/04] Congratulations to Aryan Chugh who earned the First Place Award (in Technology Impact) at Undergraduate Research Conference 2023. [Photo


[2023/03] Red Raiders (re)present at the APS March Meeting in Las Vegas!  Pictured here: members of Physics and Astronomy's Condensed Matter Physics Group.


[2023/03] TTU's NASA Einstein Fellow Dr. Alex Tetarenko is part of an international research team that recently made a groundbreaking discovery (published in Nature)! The group discovered a neutron star that consumes matter in a manner previously observed only in black holes | Learn More |


[2023/03] Dr. Maccarone has won a $530K DOD's DURIP grant through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Dr. Maccarone's project is to install the new Long Wavelength Array mini-station near Crowell, Texas | Learn More [1], [2] |


[2023/03] Texas Tech Today profiled Dr. Corsi for Women's History Month! Read about Dr. Corsi's approach to research, mentoring, and intellectual collaboration: | Learn More [1], [2], [3] |


[2023/02] Imtiaz Ahmad (CMP group) has been awarded a TTU Graduate Student Research Support Award. Congrats, Imtiaz.


[2023/02] Our department leads the 67th Annual South Plains Regional Science and Engineering Fair for K-12 Students. 309 students from 31 schools presented their projects in the biological and physical sciences. Thank you to everyone who volunteered and participated! | Learn More |


[2023/02] Congratulations to Dr. Duncan and CEES team for winning $1.15 million in funding from the Department of Energy (ARPA-E)! The team will develop accurate materials fabrication, characterization, and analysis to attempt to resolve the physical understanding of NENR | Learn More [1], [2] |


[2023/01] UG physics major Shelby Courreges has won a Brooke Owens Fellowship, a prestigious fellowship that places exceptional women and gender minorities in space and aviation internships. Please join us in congratulating Shelby! | Learn More [1], [2], [3] |


[2023/01] Dr. Kim was highlighted in the “Research Commercialization at Texas Tech”, concerning his quantum research. | Learn More |


[2023/01] Please join us in congratulating physics doctoral student Zach Brown and undergraduate physics major Sabrina DeBreau for winning the 2023 Office of Naval Research NREIP Award.


[2022/12] Congratulations to all the Physics and Astronomy graduates! Learn More [Video1], [Video 2], [Commencement Program]

Ginger Kerrick Davis

[2022/11] Regent Ginger Kerrick Davis, a Physics Distinguished Alumna, was elected vice chairwoman of The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents on November 17. | Learn More |


[2022/10] Dr. Owen and his research group have been highlighted in AAS NOVA for their work searching for gravitational waves from the purported neutron star. Their work has also been published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters | Learn More [1], [2] |


[2022/10] Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Kupfer's research group "The Galactic Gourds" for winning the City of Lubbock Pumpkin Carving Competition! They also won awards for the "best" and "funniest" pumpkins. | Learn More |


[2022/10] Dr. Duncan and his team won the 2022 TechConnect Defense Innovation Award at the Annual Defense TechConnect Summit & EXPO | Learn More |


[2022/09] On Sep 9 our department received a special visit from Allan Wise and Susan Treece (second and third from left). Allan received his MSc in physics in 1969 - more than 50 years ago!


[2022/09] Dr. DeGottardi has been highlighted in the “Research Commercialization at Texas Tech”, concerning his quantum research. | Learn More |


[2022/08] PHAS has launched a new Flickr page. On our Flickr page, you can enjoy photos taken at various events hosted and coordinated by the department over the past few years.

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The Texas Tech Physics & Astronomy Department is committed to achieving important research while still providing a high quality of education for our students at the undergraduate and graduate level. We have five active areas of research. For descriptions of current research topics at TTU, click Research Topics in each research area.


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TAMEST 2020 O'Donnell Award in Science: Alessandra Corsi, Ph.D. [Credit: TASMEST]



Neutron Stars [Credit: Texas Tech University/Marco Rodriguez]



Creating Learning Spaces [Credit: K. Griffith & C. Lee (STEP Program/TLDPC)]



The Sounds of Science [Credit: Texas Tech University/Sally Logue Post]

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Dr. Whitbeck talking about his research in particle physics. 

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