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


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


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


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


  • Physics Department Colloquia
    • Fri. 2/20 Dr. Elton J. G. Santos, Stanford University, Large-Scale First-Principles Calculations on Nano-Scale 2D-Materials and Beyond
    • Wed. 2/25 Dr. Wang-Kong Tse, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Light-Matter Interaction and Transport in Quantum Materials:
      A Spintronics Perspective


  • March 2015:  APS looks to improve climate for LGBT physicists after request by a member of the UNH physics department

    Elena Long, a postdoc in nuclear physics at the University of New Hampshire, founded the group LGBT+ Physicists, who recently requested the American Physical Society (APS) to look into LGBT issues. APS created a nine-member committee to study the issue. Read more.

  • March 2015:  NASA MMS mission launched successfully

    Following a successful launch at 10:44 p.m. EDT Thursday March 12, NASA’s four Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft are positioned in Earth’s orbit to begin the first space mission dedicated to the study of a phenomenon called magnetic reconnection. UNH's Space Science Center played a leading role in developing the FIELDS instrument suite which is now being deployed on board the four MMS spacecraft. See the successful launch and more in-depth information at nasa.gov.

  • September 2014:  UNH Physics & Materials Science are searching for an Assistant Professor in Condensed Matter Physics

    The University of New Hampshire is seeking an exceptional candidate to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Condensed Matter Physics beginning in August 2015. Both experimental and theoretical candidates are encouraged to apply. This position represents one of several to be filled in support of a multidisciplinary center for flexible electronics. More information.

  • July 2014:  Scientific Sojourn

    Project SMART: From the hands of high-schoolers, a balloon takes flight Full story.

  • 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.