Michael Shur, Professor of Solid State Electronics has received an Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Achievement award for pioneering contributions to deep ultraviolet light emitting diode technology. ...read more
A team of international scientists involved in the XENON100 project have demonstrated the sensitivity of their detector and recorded results that challenge several dark matter models and a longstanding claim of dark matter detection.  ...read more
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



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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