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2019 Departmental News

  • [2019/12] Our SPS (Society of Physics Students) chapter has been selected for the second consecutive year as an Outstanding SPS Chapter for the 2018-2019 academic year by the American Institute of Physics (AIP). This prestigious award is only granted to SPS chapters that demonstrate their success by promoting and getting involved in a variety of activities. Learn More
  • [2019/12] The new book co-authored by Prof. Wigmans "Calorimetry for Collider Physics, an Introduction" has been reviewed by the CERN Courier. Learn More
  • [2019/12] Prof. Corsi recipient of the 2020 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Science from the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) for her paradigm-shifting research on the merger of stars and black holes. Learn More
  • [2019/11] Dr. Ungar was selected as a recipient of the Matador Award, one of the 2019 TTU Distinguished Staff Awards. Learn More
  • [2019/09] Graduate student Paul Bennet has been awarded observing time, along with associated grant funding, as PI, on the Hubble Space Telescope, funded by the Space Telescope Science Institute. Learn More
  • [2019/09] Dr. Corsi was selected as a 2019 APS Fellow for her exceptional contributions to the discovery of both gravitational wave sources and their electromagnetic counterparts. Learn More
  • [2019/09] Heather Harbin (physics major) has been featured in the Texas Tech Today regarding her excellent experience in summer internship sponsored by the NRAO as part of the NINE Program. Learn More
  • [2019/09] Dr. Kim (faculty), Dr. Chatzakis (faculty), Dr. Antoniou (Instructor and Observatory Director), Ms. Brazil (IT technician) join us in fall 2019. Welcome to the department!
  • [2019/08] Drs. Lee and Whitbeck's research has been highlighted in the Texas Tech Today. Learn More
  • [2019/04] Dr. Maccarone's research has been highlighted in the Texas Tech Today. Learn More
  • [2019/04] Hira Farooq (CMP) and Deven Bhakta (Astrophysics) received 1st and 2nd places, respectively, in the Physics category at the 18th Annual Graduate Research Poster Competition. Learn More
  • [2019/04] Ms. Boyce, Dr. Corsi, and Dr. Morehead were named the 2019 Raider Who Rocks for their outstanding achievements and activities within the Lubbock and Texas Tech communities.
  • [2019/03] Dr Corsi has been elected a Member-at-large of the Executive Committee of the APS Division of Gravitational Physics Learn More
  • [2019/03] Heather Harbin (physics major) has been selected for a summer internship sponsored by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory as part of the NINE Program Learn More
  • [2019/03] Hira Farooq (Condensed Matter Physics) and Paul Bennet (Astrophysics) were awarded TTU Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship. This is the first time that our department has produced two winners at the same time, and it is even more good news to the Department. Congratulations, Paul and Hira and their Ph.D. dissertation committee chairs, Dr. Grave de Peralta and Dr. Maccarone.
  • [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). Learn More
  • [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 More, Certificate
  • [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:  Texas Tech Today, CNN, Science.
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