​Welcome to the department of

Physics & Astronomy



Future leaders and innovators

12 UD students, alumni awarded 2024 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

NASA Science Chief invites all to ‘do NASA science’

Nicky Fox shares joy of NASA discoveries and UD research partnerships during April 18 visit

Making Delaware-in-space history

NASA selects UD’s CubeSat spacecraft for upcoming mission
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.​

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