School of Physics and Astronomy
May 8, 2023
Squishing the barriers of physics
Four RIT faculty members are opening up soft matter physics, sometimes known as “squishy physics,” to a new generation of diverse scholars.
May 8, 2023
Unfolding the universe
Associate Professor Jeyhan Kartaltepe has her hands full studying data from the most powerful observational instrument ever made, while continuing to bolster her reputation as a teacher and mentor. Her work has gotten the attention of the astronomy community worldwide.
May 8, 2023
RIT to award record number of Ph.D. degrees
RIT will confer a record 69 Ph.D. degrees during commencement May 12, marking a 53 percent increase from last year.
May 4, 2023
RIT scientist helps explore mysterious shadow play around planet-forming disk
Professor Joel Kastner from RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science and School of Physics and Astronomy is part of a team of scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope to study how the changing patterns of shadows cast on the dusty disks orbiting young stars can reveal the presence of newly formed planets.
April 25, 2023
RIT graduate programs rank among best in nation in ‘U.S. News & World Report’ survey
RIT graduate degree programs are among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report annual statistical survey of graduate programs.
April 24, 2023
André Hudson named dean of RIT’s College of Science
André Hudson has been named dean of the College of Science at RIT. Hudson is a prominent biochemistry and microbiology researcher who has served as interim dean of the science college since August of 2022.
April 16, 2023
Could a Rogue Planet Destroy the Earth?
Newsweek talks to Michael Zemcov, associate professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, about how planetary systems are formed.
April 14, 2023
RIT scientists aim to understand the history of light production in the universe through the CIBER-2 experiment
Scientists from RIT, Caltech, Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan, and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute will launch a rocket on Sunday for a short flight into space with the goal of resolving discrepancies about the sources of near-infrared light in the universe.
March 24, 2023
How do superconductors work? A physicist explains what it means to have resistance-free electricity
Essay by Mishkat Bhattacharya, professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, published by The Conversation.
March 20, 2023
Why does time change when traveling close to the speed of light? A physicist explains
Essay by Michael Lam, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, published by The Conversation.
March 10, 2023
First images released from JWST’s largest general observer program
Tech Explorist features the first images from the largest program in the James Webb Space Telescope, COSMOS-Web, co-led by principal investigator Jeyhan Kartaltepe, associate professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy.
March 9, 2023
New images from James Webb telescope released, part of RIT co-led research project
WROC-TV features the first images from the largest program in the James Webb Space Telescope, COSMOS-Web, co-led by principal investigator Jeyhan Kartaltepe, associate professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy.