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UNH has been involved with and is currently committed to instrument design and data analysis for space missions spanning more than 60 years.  read more

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The new Demeritt Hall was constructed in 2008 and is complete with research laboratories, classrooms, faculty, and student offices.

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The new Demeritt Hall was designed so that students and faculty can interact often and easily

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UNH has over 20 tenure track faculty and 14 research faculty working in laboratories on many diverse fields.

Events

  • Physics Department Colloquia
     
    • Dr. Peter Monaghan, Hampton University, (Friday, April 25, 2014, DeMeritt Hall, Room 240, Talk: 4:00 - 5:00 pm)
    • Dr. Sufei Shi, Condensed Matter Physics/Materials Science Candidate, UC Berkeley, (Wednesday, April 30, 2014, DeMeritt Hall, Room 240, Talk: 4:00 - 5:00 pm)
    • Undergraduate Seniors' Research Presentations, (Friday, May 2, 2014, DeMeritt Hall, Room 240, Talk: 4:00 - 5:00 pm)
    • Dr. Ramses Martinez, Condensed Matter Physics/Materials Science Candidate, Harvard, (Monday, May 5, 2014, DeMeritt Hall, Room 240, Talk: 4:00 - 5:00 pm)

News

  • June 2014:  UNH physics professor Olof Echt was awarded honorary doctorate from the University of Innsbruck, Austria

    Prof. Echt is a professor at Department of Physics and the Materials Science Program at UNH, and an internationally renowned expert in the area of noble gas clusters and fullerenes. Since the beginning of the 1990's, Prof. Echt has presented lectures at the institute for ion physics and applied physics at the University of Innsbruck and has been a regular guest professor since 1996. He supervised more than 30 diploma and PhD theses and contributed to 78 peer-reviewed publications. He was awarded the honororary doctorate in recognition of his outstanding scientific achievements and the merits of his colloraboration with the University of Innsbruck. Full story (in German).

  • May 2014:  Lightning researcher is new Peter T. Paul Chair in Space Sciences at UNH

    Joseph Dwyer has been named the Peter T. Paul Chair in Space Sciences within the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space and the Physics Department at the University of New Hampshire. Full story.

  • May 2014:  UNH physics undergraduate is awarded Goldwater Scholarship

    Three undergraduates at UNH, including our physics student Herbie Smith, received prestigious Goldwater Scholarships. Here is the the full story.

  • February 2014:  What comes after getting a physics degree?

    The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is collecting statistical data on education and employment in physics and related fields.

    For more information, check out the AIP's Statistical Research Center home page.

  • October 2013: The University of New Hampshire's College of Engineering and Physical Science (CEPS) and the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) seek an outstanding individual to fill the Peter T. Paul Chair in the Space Science Center. This tenure-track position will most likely reside in the Department of Physics, although an affiliation with another department within CEPS is also possible. More Information.  
  • October 2013: The University of New Hampshire is seeking an exceptional candidate to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics beginning in August 2014. More Information - posting ID 155534.