• 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.



  • August 6, 2020

    In its 21-year history, the Summer Student Theoretical Physics Research Session (SSTPRS) led by Brown Theoretical Physics Center (BTPC) Director S. James Gates Jr. has been held at either the University of Maryland, the University of Iowa, or since 2017 at Brown University. Every year up until 2020, this unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students was held in person.

  • July 24, 2020

    In the wake of George Floyd’s brutal killing, physicists and students from Brown took to the web to discuss strategies for increasing diversity and inclusion in the physics community across the nation.

  • July 7, 2020

    To mitigate the pandemic’s impact, the University will allow undergraduates back for two terms in a three-term model, reduce the density of students in campus housing, offer instruction in person and remotely, and implement extensive testing, tracing and public health measures.