The USPS is honoring pioneering female physicist Chien-Shiung Wu with a postage stamp. Wu, who died in 1997 at age 84, never received a Nobel Prize for her demonstration of the effect called parity violation. She is one of many women whose contributions were overlooked by the Nobel Committee during her lifetime. Watch a video honoring her contributions to physics.
December 15, 2020
The Physics Department welcomes a new Demonstrations Manager, Angella Johnson. Angella graduated with a Bachelor's degree in physics from Temple University and a Master’s degree in Building Science-Architectural Studies from the University of Southern California. She joins us from USC where she worked as the Lecture Support Lab Manager/Engineering Technician II for fourteen years.
November 23, 2020
Brown University’s Harrison E. Farnsworth Professor of Physics, J. Michael Kosterlitz, recently published his first paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) since becoming a member of the National Academy in April of 2017.
October 29, 2020
The Physics DUG, in collaboration with Yale’s Society of Physics Students, co-hosted Brown’s first Society of Physics Students Zone Meeting from Friday to Saturday October 23-24, 2020!
October 1, 2020
With a new grant from NASA, Brown physicist Gregory Tucker and a team of students will help to build a telescope that can study the atmospheres of distant planets.
A Brown University professor and his students will play key roles in building and operating a new telescope designed to unlock the secrets of planets orbiting distant stars.
August 31, 2020
Read the latest issue of our department magazine covering AY 2019-2020.