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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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Purdue Physics and Astronomy graduate student awarded INSGC fellowship

The Indiana Space Grand Consortium (INSGC) has awarded Amanda Depoian an INSGC Graduate Fellowship.  The INSGC is one of the 52 Consortia part of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.  In the state of Indiana, INSGC is a source of NASA-related information, awards and programs. Depoian is advised by Professor Rafael Lang. 

Big Ten Men’s Tennis All-Conference Teams and Individual Awards Announced

The Big Ten Conferenced announced the men’s tennis all-conference teams and individual award winners on Tuesday. Purdue Physics and Astronomy student Andre Suzanne, was awarded a Sportsmanship Award from the Big Ten.

Purdue Physics and Astronomy announces departmental awards

The Purdue University Department of Physics and Astronomy recognizes and celebrates faculty and students in its annual Departmental Awards.

Purdue’s top students to be recognized during 2021 commencement

Purdue University on Tuesday (May 5) announced the recipients of some of its highest awards for the academic year. The Martin C. Jischke Outstanding International Student of the Year Award was presented to Kaustub Parvir Anand of Mumbai, India, who majored in physics in the College of Science and the Honors College.

Graduate student parents persevere in spite of pandemic-induced chaos and isolation

Many graduate student parents are taxed to the limit on a good day. They juggle multiple roles: parent, student, and part-time or full-time employee. Some are the breadwinners of their families. Many live far away from familiar support systems and are building new ones. International graduate student parents have the added test of navigating a foreign culture, language, and institutions.

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