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Physics & Astronomy



Giving Tuesday

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving our community will come together for GivingTuesday, a global day of philanthropy. You can explore projects featured in the college including research and experiential learning opportunities​.

2023 Nobel Symposium

Faculty experts discuss research of newly minted Nobel laureates

In Memoriam: Robert Hill

UD professor emeritus of physics and astronomy
UD physicist Frank Schroeder shovels a trench for cables leading to a radio antenna he deployed at the South Pole.

​Data From the Cosmos​

In summer 2021, data gathered by the the world’s largest observatory, IceCube, provided a group of 16 undergraduate and graduate students from UD and five other institutions with the opportunity to contribute to research on neutrinos, high-energy subatomic particles that speed through space. The students, most on the UD campus and a few working remotely, used supercomputers to analyze data from IceCube as they developed their own research and computer skills.​

Read the UDaily a​rticle