The spiral galaxy D100, on the far right of this Hubble Space Telescope image, is being stripped of its gas as it plunges toward the center of the giant Coma galaxy cluster. This was studied by Dr. Ming Sun, graduate student Will Waldron, and their collaborators in Yale University and other institutes..

UAH's Department of Physics & Astronomy performs cutting-edge, internationally-recognized research that prepares students for scientific challenges in private industry, government labs, or academia.

The PH department features a complete range of opportunities to engage in world-class physics from theoretical to experimental, including astrophysics, space physics, optics, biophysics, engineering, or medicine. PH further plays a vital role in the education of other science and engineering students, and promotes the understanding and appreciation of physics through their general study courses.