Experimental & Theoretical Physics
The Department of Physics at the University of Nevada, Reno specializes in atomic, molecular, optical and chemical physics, high energy density and plasma physics, condensed matter physics, and atmospheric sciences. Faculty and students benefit from close collaborations with national and international laboratories.
Department News & Upcoming Events
- UNR Physics professors Andrei Derevianko and Geoff Blewitt explain their research to discover how to detect dark matter, and ultimately to define more accurately what kind of particle it is. More information here: https://phys.org/news/2017-11-closer-dark-gps-satellite-atomic.html
- Numerical study of core formation of asymmetrically driven cone-guided targets, by UNR's Hiroshi Sawada and Hitoshi Sakagami: http://aip.scitation.org/doi/full/10.1063/1.4996256
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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.