`Welcome to the Department of Physics and Astronomy website. We carry out research activities in a broad area, covering the range from constituents of matter at the subatomic and nuclear levels to the formation and evolution of active galaxies. Our CHARA Array is the largest optical/IR interferometer in the world and can be remotely controlled from Atlanta.
In their pursuit of original research, departmental faculty (with postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars, graduate and undergraduate students) have collaborations and joint programs with scientists in over 15 countries. We take great pride in teaching our undergraduate and graduate students. Our faculty developed an instructional Physics website (Hyperphysics) which receives about 50 million hits per year!
News and Events
March 7, 2014:
Dr. Xiaochun He has been named a Distinguished University Professor by GSU President Mark Becker for his outstanding record in research, teaching, and mentoring students in research.
March 3, 2014:
Prof Mark Stockman's review article is published in Nature Photonics and also makes it to the cover.
March 3, 2014:
Prof Mark Stockman becomes an elected SPIE Fellow for his achievements in nano-optics and nanoplasmonics. SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics.
February 21, 2014:
Recent GSU PhD graduate Dr. Sergio Dieterich has been awarded an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship. This is the second time a GSU PhD has received this fellowship, the first being by Dr. Ginny McSwain in 2005. He will be taking this fellowship with him to Carnegie Institution of Washington's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism in Washington, D.C where he will continue his work exploring the boundary between stars and brown dwarfs.
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Upcoming Seminars and Events
Quantum Structured Infrared Photodector 2014 - International Conference