Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy along with other departments in the School of Science celebrated the accomplishments of our graduate students at a Graduation Brunch.
During the 213th Commencement Ceremony at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the nation’s oldest technological university, the Honorable John P. Holdren urged the Class of 2019 to become emissaries “on the relevance of science and technology to the biggest issues affecting human well‐being.” ...read more
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Board of Trustees member Jeffrey L. Kodosky, a member of the Rensselaer Class of 1970, has been named to the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF). The announcement was made Jan. 8 at the CES 2019 annual conference in Las Vegas. ...read more
Four researchers affiliated with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have been named in the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list, which recognizes influential scientific researchers and their institutions across the globe. ...read more
How do we keep the lines of communication open in the face of disaster? Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is serving up fresh ideas as part of the “Call for Code” hackathon challenge in partnership with IBM, David Clark Cause, United Nations Human Rights, and The American Red Cross. ...read more
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson has appointed a task force to study and assess fraternity and sorority life at the university. The Greek Life Task Force will work with the community to identify what is necessary to enact a long-term, sustainable, and comprehensive culture change to preserve the positive aspects of the Rensselaer Greek system. ...read more
Half-life of xenon-124 is one trillion times longer than age of universe! How do you observe a process that takes more than one trillion times longer than the age of the universe?
Physics at Rensselaer to host Summer Program -- Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Training for Modeling Physical Systems
Professor of Physics and Program Chair, Joel Giedt, to host summer program, "Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Training for Modeling Physical Systems". Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Cyberinfrastructure Training program will take place on the Rensselaer campus in Troy, New York, to run from July 8, 2019 to July 26, 2019, boot camp will take place July 2 to July 5.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's physics program has also been ranked 2 out of 23 in the state of New York. This means the physics program at RPI is in the top 5 in New York. See the full ranking of physics programs in New York.
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A team of physicists based at a lab near Rome, Italy, are about to switch on an experiment that could fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.
Dark Matter Particles Must Be Smaller Than We ThoughtJune 1, 2018 -