Welcome to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University
Physics explains the natural world in the most universal manner possible. Physicists look for the hidden symmetries that underlie and govern the multitude of phenomena in the world around us. Our department has active research programs in areas ranging from theoretical astrophysics and observational astronomy to complex systems, condensed matter physics, atomic, molecular and optical physics, and high-energy physics.
Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Biological Physics/Complex Systems
The Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications for a faculty position in all areas of theoretical and experimental biological physics and complex systems. Continue reading here.
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Alumnus Yoonseok Lee Elected as APS Fellow
Yoonseok Lee, Northwestern PhD in Physics, 1997, was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in recognition of his contributions in low temperature physics (Division of Condensed Matter Physics), "For high-precision ultrasound measurements in quantum liquids, and discovery of the acoustic Faraday effect and broken spin-orbit symmetry in superfluid 3He-B".
Yoonseok Lee did his PhD under the supervision of W. P. Halperin and is currently Professor of Physics at University of Florida.
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Profs. Adilson Motter and Frank Petriello Elected as APS Fellows
December 5th - Professors Adilson Motter and Frank Petriello have been elected as APS Fellows. Prof. Motter's citation is, "For his contributions to the foundations of chaos and the study of nonlinear dynamics in complex networks, including the discovery of synthetic rescues and pioneering work on network synchronization phenomena, cascading failures, and the control of nonlinear network dynamics."
Prof. Petriello's citation is, "For pioneering new methods in the application of perturbative quantum chromodynamics to high-energy processes, and for computing high precision, fully exclusive production cross sections for electroweak vector bosons and Higgs bosons at hadron colliders."
Work By Prof. Schellman Featured in Fermilab Today
The DZero collaboration, which includes Prof. Heidi Schellman and Alumnus Sahal Yacoob, has released new details on their method of measuring the mass of the W Boson.
Read more at Fermilab Today.