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 Events
    • Colloquium: Ningyu Liu, 1:00PM THURSDAY, April 28, 2016, DeMeritt Hall 240
    • Student capstone presentations, Friday, May 6


  • October 2015:  Harper fellowship 2015 awarded to Shujie Li

    Graduate student Shujie Li is this year's winner of the Harper fellowship. Read more.

  • October 2015:  Faculty Position in Atmospheric and Space Electricity

    The Department of Physics and Space Science Center are seeking an exceptional candidate to fill a tenure-track faculty position beginning in August 2016. See the full job ad.

  • October 2015:  Looking for nuclear explosions wins UNH physics PhD award

    Eric Dors, who received his PhD from physics at UNH, went on to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory and this year won a major award for his work. Read more from the Concord Monitor.

  • July 2015:  NASA Data Shows Surfer-shaped Waves in Near-Earth Space

    The icon surfer wave -- known as a Kelvin-Helmholtz wave -- has been spotted at the boundaries of near-Earth space. Read more about this recent research by UNH space scientists Shiva Kavosi and Jimmy Raeder at nasa.gov.

  • May 2015:  Lightning Strikes Twice

    UNH physics professor Joseph Dwyer solved a longstanding mystery about lightning and became the global go-to guy. Read more.

  • May 2015:  A (Nuclear) Force To Be Reckoned With: Physics Prof Solvignon Receives Prestigious Department of Energy Grant

    UNH physicist Patricia Solvignon has received a prestigious Early Career Research Program grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. Read more.

  • May 2015:  Rogue antimatter found in thunderclouds

    The journal Nature features Prof. Joe Dwyer of the UNH Physics Department and Space Science Center in a news article about his research.

  • 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.

  • 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.