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[2019/03] Hira Farooq (Condensed Matter Physics) and Paul Bennet (Astrophysics) were awarded TTU Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship.


[2019/03] Ginger Kerrick, a Physics Distinguished Alumna, has been appointed to the Texas Tech Board of Regents by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on March 6th. Learn More


[2019/03] Dr. Dario Carbone's accomplishments at the AAAS meeting have been featured on TTU ALIST. Learn More


[2019/02] Tyler Wang (HEP Ph.D. student) has been awarded a Graduate Student Research Support Award ($1,000). This funding is provided through the TTU Graduate School.


[2019/02] Priyadarshini Rajkumar (undergraduate student) has been accepted into an international summer internship project that will bring her to the UK to carry out research with the Liverpool Telescope.


[2019/02] Graduate Student, Milind Pattanayak, has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Ken Hass Outstanding Student Paper Award, sponsored by the APS Forum on Industrial & Applied Physics (FIAP).


[2019/02] Dr. Anna McLeod finds Stellar Jet, publishes discovery in journal 'Nature' Learn More: Texas Tech Today, A&S News, Nature


[2019/01] The team of Colin Brown, Ismael Alaniz, and Sadman Ahmed Shanto, under the supervision of Dr. Sanati has received a silver medal in the 2018 University Physics Competition. Two more teams have been honored as Accomplished Competitor. Learn MoreCertificate


[2019/01] Our astronomy program has been named the "Program of Excellence" of the Year by the Texas Higher Education Coordination Committee.


[2019/01] Graduate Student, Hira Farooq, received two Distinguished Student Awards (DCMP Graduate Student Travel Award & APS-FIP Distinguished Student Award) for the 2019 March APS Meeting in Boston.


[2019/01] Physics & Astronomy Researchers Observed Mysterious Behavior of 'The Cow' Learn More, CNN, Science,


[2018/12] Our SPS chapter has been selected as an Outstanding SPS Chapter for the 2017-2018 academic year by the American Institute of Physics (AIP). Learn More


[2018/12] Dr. Maccarone, has been highlighted in the Texas Tech Today, concerning his recent study on the Supersoft X-ray emission and his work has been just published in the Nature Astronomy.


[2018/11] Prof. Lee appointed Chair of the Department of Physics & Astronomy


[2018/09] Graduate Student Sueli Skinner-Ramos was awarded the NSF Non-Academic Research Internship for Graduate Student ($44K). Sueli will spend next 3 months at Sandia Nat'al Lab to perform her Ph.D. research. Congrats, Sueli.


[2018/09] Astrophysicist Involved in First Detection Using Both Gravitational Waves and Electromagnetic Waves Learn More


[2018/08] Our congratulations to Prof. Akchurin on being appointed college's new associate dean of research   Learn More


[2018/08] Three new faculty join the TTU Physics & Astronomy in fall 2018. Profs. RomanoScaringi, and Whitbeck, welcome to the department!

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Physics Eduacation

Sigma Pi Sigma website has been launched Learn More

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New issue of the PHYSICS@TTU newsletter has been published Learn More

Physics Eduacation

Texas Tech Astronomy Physics Group Celebrates Observation of Gravitational Waves Learn More

Physics Eduacation

 Texas Tech High Energy Physics Group Celebrates Announcement of Nobel Prize in Physics Learn More



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.

2019 Joint Fall Meeting of APS/AAPT/SPS

We are pleased to be hosting the Joint Fall 2019 Meeting of the Texas Sections of the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, and the Society of Physics Students. The assembly will be held Thursday, October 24 and Saturday, October 26 on the TTU campus in Lubbock, TX. To learn more or register for the event, visit the conference website

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