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The Department of Physics and Astronomy has a rich and long history dating back to the latter part of the 19th century. Our faculty and students are exploring nature at all length scales, from the subatomic (quarks and gluons) to the macroscopic (black holes and dark energy), and everything in between (atomic and biological systems).

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Dr. Paul Duffell joins the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University

Dr. Paul Duffell joins the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University

Astronomers Rewind the Clock to Calculate Age of Supernova Blast From Massive Star Explosion

The research team, led by John Banovetz and Danny Milisavljevic of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, measured the velocities of 45 tadpole-shaped, oxygen-rich clumps of ejecta flung by the supernova blast.

Researchers rewind the clock to calculate the age and site of supernova blast

Researchers rewind the clock to calculate the age and site of supernova blast

Purdue researchers use quantum-biochemical calculations to show key SARS-CoV-1 coronavirus behavior

Purdue researchers use quantum-biochemical calculations to show key SARS-CoV-1 coronavirus behavior

Physicists quantum simulate a system in which fermions with multiple flavors behave like bosons

Physicists quantum simulate a system in which fermions with multiple flavors behave like bosons

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