News and Announcements

Sowjanya Gollapinni, Physics Ph.D. 2012, appointed to the faculty at the University of Tennessee
Sat, Oct 22nd: Dept Professor and Chair David Cinabro presents astrophysics talk at U of M's Saturday Morning Physics lecture series
Applications now open for 2017 APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics
The Wayne State University Physics Department is excited to host the 2017 APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP), January 13-15, 2017!
Congratulations to Associate Professor Zhixian Zhou for Receiving Career Development Chair Award
State Wide Astronomy Night at WSU Planetarium, Friday April 15th, starting at 5:30 pm
"Effective Field Theories": a new book by Dr. Petrov and Dr. Blechman
New AGRADE Program: get Engineering MS and Physics BS degrees in 5 years!
A new degree program for those students who would like to acquire an engineering degree after only five years at WSU -- and have all the benefits of a Physics undergraduate degree as well.
WSU Dept of Physics to host Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics in Jan 2017
9th Annual Undergraduate Physics Research Conference
Professor Petrov elected as an American Physical Society Fellow
Wayne State Planetarium hosts supermoon eclipse viewing
Wayne State University Planetarium hosted a highly successful viewing party for the Supermoon Eclipse on Sunday, September 27. About 150 people came to learn about, and view the eclipse through telescopes.
WSU VP of Research, Professor Stephen Lanier visits the Physics and Astronomy Department
Wayne State physics student receives U.S. Department of Energy Research Award
Rebecca Ann Coles, a graduate research assistant in Wayne State University’s Department of Physics, has been awarded the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research award.
Wayne State physics student receives U.S. Department of Energy Research Award
Rebecca Ann Coles, a graduate research assistant in Wayne State University’s Department of Physics, has been awarded the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award.
7th International Workshop on Charm Physics (CHARM 2015) hosted by Wayne State
First students graduate with BA in Astronomy from Wayne State
The Department of Physics & Astronomy has successfully graduated the first two students from the recently started BA in Astronomy program.
Detroit Public Schools teachers come to Wayne State to learn about astronomy
Educators from DPS came to Wayne State to learn about astronomy as part of the Solar Observing in Schools project led by Prof. Ed Cackett.
Wayne State physicists celebrate the restart of the Large Hadron Collider
Prof. Voloshin Awarded Outstanding Referees of the Physical Review and Physical Review Letters journals
Professor Sergei Voloshin is among the 142 Outstanding Referees of the Physical Review and Physical Review Letters journals, chosen by the journal editors for 2015.
NSF Career Award to Prof T Sakamoto
Wayne State University Biophysicist Takeshi Sakamoto, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
Petrov receives Intensity Frontier Fellowship
Professor Alexey A Petrov has received a 2014 Intensity Frontier Fellowship and 2014 URA Visiting Scholar Award. According to http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forphysicists/fellowships/intensity_frontier/ Intensity Frontier Fellowships are awarded "to outstanding researchers in the areas of neutrino physics, muon physics, and other topics in the Intensity Frontier." Fellows will receive funding to allow enhanced participation in Fermilab experimental and data analysis efforts, in relevant areas of particle physics theory, or in future projects.
ZhiFeng Huang receives Career Development Chair Award.
Associate Professor ZhiFeng Huang has received a 2014 Career Development Chair Award
CMS and the discovery of the HIGGs
Professors Paul Karchin and Robert Harr featured in video reporting the discovery of the HIGGs boson
RSVP for Vaden W. Miles Memorial Lecture
NSF Career Award to Prof. Ed Cackett
Wayne State University astronomer Ed Cackett awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.