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NEWS AND FEATURES

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

Ginger

[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

Carbone

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

Wang

[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.

GROWTH

[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.

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[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).

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

UPC

[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

LIGO

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

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[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.

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

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[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

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[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.

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

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[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.

LIGO

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

LIGO

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

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[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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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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

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

OUR VISION

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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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JOB OPENINGS

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas Tech University is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

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