Research in the physics and astronomy department can be broadly divided into the following categories:
Biophysics & Biophotonics
Condensed Matter Physics
Space and Planetary Physics
Sir Roger Penrose visits UTSA on December 3rd to the 6th, 2013 to lecture on "Seeing Signals from Before the Big Bang" in MB Auditorium 0.104 , December 5 at 6:00PM and in Physics & Astronomy Seminar Friday December 6th at 3:00pm in room BB 3.04.18 on "Are there Signal Coming to us from Before the Big Bang? New Information from WMAP and Planck Satellites"
UTSA's SPS Chapter has been selected as Outstanding SPS Chapter based on an assessment of the depth and breadth of SPS activities conducted by the chapter based on physics research, public science outreach, physics tutoring, and hosting physics meetings. This award is only given on average to about one chapter per state. Read more...
UTSA Staff Council awards the Department of Physics and Astronomy for exemplifying professionalism through staff involvement as an integral part of serving our UTSA community for the month of November 2013.
CONGRATULATIONS to doctoral student Elharith Ahmed for successfully defending his dissertation on "LASER-INDUCED DAMAGE IN BIOLOGICAL TISSUE: ROLE OF COMPLEX AND DYNAMIC OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM", Great Job Elharith!!
Congratulations to Robert Buckley, Ph.D. Candidate, who received the Fall 2013 Presidential Dissertation Fellowship
Fri., Dec. 6th, 3:00 - 4:00BB 3.04.18
"Are there Signal Coming to us from Before the Big Bang? New Information from WMAP and Planck Satellites"
Sir Robert Penrose
Thur. & Fri. Nov 28th & 29th, University Closed.