Experimental & Theoretical Physics
The Department of Physics at the University of Nevada, Reno specializes in atomic, molecular, plasma, and condensed matter. Faculty and students benefit from close collaborations with national and international laboratories.
Department News & Upcoming Events
- ATTENTION STUDENTS: PHYS 151, PHYS 152, PHYS 180, PHYS 181, & PHYS 182 LABS START THE WEEK OF 02/02/15
- Comet Lovejoy viewing at the MacLean Observatory - an event organized by Dr. Melodi Rodrigue.
- Read the article about Dr. Derevianko in NEVADA Today here.
- If you are having enrollment conflicts, need a prerequisite waiver, or have any questions about a physics course or registration, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to use the email@example.com and not firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Graduating soon? Click here for more information.
Congratulations to UNR Student Prize Winners at the 2014 APS Far West Section Conference!
2014 Graduate Student Awards
Margaret Burbidge Award for Best Experimental Research
First place: Kevin Yates (UNR), "Plasma Formation and Evolution on the Surface of
Aluminum, Copper, Titanium and Nickel Driven by a Mega-Ampere Current"
2014 Undergraduate Student Awards
Steven Chu Award for Undergraduate Research
First place tie: Andrew Kanagin (UNR), "Laser spectroscopy & optical pumping of matrix- isolated rubidium atoms"
SPS Poster Award
First place tie between:
Zephyr McCormick (UNR), "Laser Produced Neutrons and Isotope Activation at the Nevada Terawatt Facility"
Emil E. Petkov (UNR), "Spectroscopic Analysis of K- and L-Shell Radiation from Gas-Puff Jet Experiments on the UNR Leopard Laser"
The Department of Physics offers undergraduate and graduate degrees with numerous areas of specialty such as molecular physics, molecular, astronomy and more.
The Nevada Terawatt Facility is the department's premier experiment facility.