UAH Department of Physics
Don Gregory was conferred as Distinguished Professor on April 4th, 2014.
This is the highest academic rank in UAH, and only about a dozen faculty in the whole history of the University have the status.
Students observing sonoluminescence in Ethylene Glycol. Sonoluminescence is the emission of light from imploding bubbles compressed by sound waves. The temperature inside the micron size bubbles is predicted to be 20,000 Kelvin. Prof. Gregory and his students are trying to devise an experiment to accurately measure this incredibly high temperature.
Click on the picture to learn more about Dr. Ming Sun's work with the Hubble Space Telescope.
Physics graduate students dine with UAH President Dr. Altenkirch and Physics Chair Dr. Lieu in the Physics Success Center to celebrate the holidays
Four professors at the Physics holiday lunch
News for February-March 2014
Mizuno, Y., Hardee, P. E. & Nishikawa, K.-I., Spatial Growth of the Current-Driven Instability in Relativistic Jets, ApJ, in press, 2014 (arXiv:1402.2370)
Mizuno, Y., Pohl, M., Niemiec, J., Zhang, B., Nishikawa, K.-I., & Hardee, P. E., Magnetic Field Amplification and Saturation in Turbulence Behind a Relativistic Shock, MNRAS, in press, 2014 (arXiv:1401.7080)
Canning, R. E. A.; Sun, M. et al. 2013, MNRAS, 435, 1108, "A multiwavelength view of cooling versus AGN heating in the X-ray luminous cool-core of Abell 3581"
Zhang, B.; Sun, M. et al. 2013, ApJ, 777, 122, "The Narrow X-Ray Tail and Double Hα Tails of ESO 137-002 in A3627"
N. Werner, J. B. R. Oonk, M. Sun et al. MNRAS, 2014, in press, arXiv:1310.5450, "The origin of cold gas in giant elliptical galaxies and its role in fueling radio-mode AGN feedback"
J. S. Sanders, A. C. Fabian, M. Sun et al. MNRAS, 2014, in press, arXiv:1401.3131, "The X-ray coronae of the two brightest galaxies in the Coma cluster"
R.S. Miller, D.J. Lawrence, D.M. Hurley, 2014, "Identification of surface hydrogen enhancements within the Moon's Shackleton crater", Icarus, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2014.02.007
XXVII Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics December 8-13, 2013; Title: Radiation from accelerated particles in relativistic jets with shocks, shear-flow, and reconnection; Speaker: Nishikawa, K.-I.
News for November - December 2013
Mizuno, Y., K.-I. Nishikawa,Y. Lyubarsky, P. Hardee, Current-Driven Kink Instability in Magnetically Dominated Rotating Relativistic Jet, EPJ Web of Conferences, v. 61, 02004, 2013
PhD student graduation
Train : Discover : Support
The mission of the Physics Department is to educate and train the next generation of Physicists, perform cutting-edge and internationally-recognized research, and support the education of students in allied areas such as engineering, chemistry, atmospheric science, and the biological sciences.
Our undergraduate program prepares physics majors for employment in industrial research or for further graduate studies in physics or related fields, including astrophysics, space physics, optics, biophysics, engineering, or medicine. We further play a vital role in the education of other science and engineering students, and promote the understanding and appreciation of physics through our general study courses. Externally funded research is the foundation of our graduate program, which prepares our students for scientific challenges in private industry, government labs, or academia. We also encourage our undergraduate physics majors to participate in departmental research endeavors. Finally, we promote the advancement of science through publications, public outreach, and other activities within our profession.
Physics (PH) Catalog Material
JUMP - Joint Undergrad Master's Program
At a Glance
The Department of Physics at The University of Alabama in Huntsville has 21 faculty members, and offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Physics, as well as an MS degree in Optics and Photonics Technology.
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