The Physics & Astronomy is home to faculty with active and competitive research programs. Department grants total over $16 million in aid to support faculty, research assistants, and state-of-the-art facilities, such as our Diocles laser and the NCMN interdisciplinary efforts. The Department has three major research focus areas: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics; Condensed Matter & Material Physics; and Experimental High Energy Physics.
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Gay Elected APS Speaker of the Council
Tim Gay has been elected as Speaker of the Council for the American Physical Society in a recent November meeting. Gay will serve as Speaker-Elect in 2017 and commence his duties as Speaker in 2018.
The APS Speaker of the Council presides over the Council of Representatives, comprised of national and international APS members as well as representatives for society Divisions, Forums, and Sections. The Speaker also serves on the Board of Directors and on the Board Executive Committee.
More information is available in the department news release on Gay's new role.