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2020 Departmental News

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[2020/10] Dr. Corsi has been named to Science News magazine's sixth annual SN 10: Scientists to Watch. The list of 10 early- and mid-career scientists age 40 and under will be featured in the Oct. 10 issue of Science News. Honorees are chosen by the Science News staff for their potential to shape the science of the future. Congratulations Dr. Corsi! | Learn More | Learn More |

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[2020/09] Our undergraduate research team (R. Perez, S. A. Shanto, M. Moosajee, and S. Cano) published their research in the Journal of Undergraduate Reports in Physics. Learn More

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[2020/09] Liliana Rivera's recent study has been featured as the Image of the Week in Gaia. Learn More

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[2020/09] Drs. DeGottardi, Hodovanets, Kupfer, and Kim join us in fall 2020. Welcome to the department!

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[2020/08] Congratulations to all the Physics and Astronomy graduates on your well-deserved success. You have made it! On behalf of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Congratulations and good luck in the future! Learn More

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[2020/07] Dr. Liliana Rivera Sandoval has been awarded two observing times on the Hubble Space Telescope, along with a grant to analyze existing observations. Liliana is one of only 11 researchers worldwide to have been granted at least three proposals in the same observing cycle in the last decade. She will use her observing times on the telescope for three different research projects.  Learn More, Learn More

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[2020/06] Distinguished alumna Ginger Kerrick has been featured in the Texas Tech Today regarding her pivotal role in the recent SpaceX Launch. Learn More

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[2020/05] Congratulations to all the Physics and Astronomy graduates on your well-deserved success. You have made it! On behalf of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Congratulations and good luck in the future! Learn More [Video1] [Video2]

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[2020/04] Sigma Pi Sigma induction ceremony took place virtually. During the event 9 undergraduates, 2 graduates and 1 faculty were inducted. Video

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[2020/04] Trey Vincent, a senior physics major and undergraduate research assistant, and his research mentor, Horn Professor Stefan Estreicher, have been working to solve a troublesome problem in silicon-based electronics. Their findings recently were published as an Editor's Pick article in the peer-reviewed Journal of Applied Physics. Follow this link for the complete story about Trey Vincent's undergraduate research. Learn More

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[2020/04] Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Texas Tech University Join Forces to Develop 3D-Printed Face Masks. Learn More

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[2020/04] Dr. Alessandra Corsi and Dr. Beth Thacker who have been awarded a President's Excellence in Research Professorshipand a President's Excellence in Teaching Professorship, respectively.

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[2020/03] Milinda Pattanayak (Experimental Condensed Matter Physics) has won the TTU Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship. This is the first time that our department has produced winners for three consecutive years.

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[2020/03] Prof. Maccarone has been selected as an Integrated Scholar for 2020 by the Provost. Learn More

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[2020/01] Dr. Corsi has been featured on Research Spotlight on Texas Tech Women Faculty on the OR&I's blog and social media. Learn More

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[2020/01] Heather Harbin, a senior physics major with a focus in astrophysics, has won the Student Academic Citizenship Award-STEM from the Texas Tech Parents Association. As an undergraduate researcher, Harbin conducts gravitational wave follow-up in the radio frequency, generating images of radio sources using data from the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA). During summer 2019, she was one of only two chosen internationally to serve a 10-week internship in the National and International Nontraditional Exchange (NINE) program at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Charlottesville, VA. Learn More, Learn More

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