Physicist Christian Wetzel has been appointed associate dean of science for research and graduate programs in the School of Science.   ...read more
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) has been named among the “Top 10 Colleges for a Major in Physics” by USA Today. The national daily newspaper ranked Rensselaer sixth on the list, which was released this spring. ...read more
Vincent Meunier has been named head of the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy in the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). ...read more
Josue San Emeterio chose Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) after his first campus visit. “It was exactly the type of environment in which I knew I could succeed.” ...read more
Rensselaer Professor Humberto Terrones will explore the structure and capabilities of transition metal dichalcogenides with a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). ...read more

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Michael Shur, Patricia W. and C. Sheldon Roberts Professor, recipient of the 2018 IEEE Electron Devices Society J.J. Ebers Award.
Professor N'Gom received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.
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.
Ross Siegel, Physics graduate student and advisee of Professor Humberto Terrones, Complex Structures of Matter and 2D Materials group, won first place for Graduate Oral Presentations for Physics at the February 2018 ERN Conference. 
The closest galaxy to our own is the majestic Andromeda galaxy, a collection of a trillion stars located a “mere” 2 million light years away. New research suggests that, contrary to previous estimates, this galaxy isn’t much bigger than the Milky Way, and is practically our twin. This means our galaxy won’t be completely devoured when the two galaxies collide in five billion years. Read more....

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