Physics and Astronomy in the News Archive
This page is an archive of news articles concerning our department that have been published by the university. For a list of department news headlines, please check the Department News archive.
Alexander Zamolodchikov was awarded for his "profound contributions to statistical physics and quantum field theory, with diverse and far-reaching applications in different branches of physics and mathematics."
The grant, from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as part of its Experimental Physics Investigators Initiative, is dedicated to supporting investigators at the forefront of experimental physics research!
2nd Annual C.N. Yang Colloquium
The 2nd Annual C.N. Yang Colloquium will be given by Dr. Serge Haroche, who received the Nobel Prize in 2012!
Axel Drees Named Interim Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Drees, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has held many leadership roles, both administrative and research related, and will help actively recruit strong candidates to replace the dean. Congratulations, Dr. Drees!
Drs. Birrer and von der Linden, along with collaborators, have used a first-of-its-kind technique based on gravitational lensing to measure the expansion rate of the Universe!
2023 Department Photo
Dean Schamberger Receives SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service
Dean Schmberger who is a research professor in the High Energy Physics group is a recipient of the 2023 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service. Dean came to Stony Brook as an undergrad in 1960's and has never left. For essentially a half century, Dean has been a key member of the HEP group contributing to discoveries and scientific advances in experimental particle physics. He was the backbone of the group, and assisted and helped other group members tirelessly. More recently Dean has been working as de facto IT person for the department helping many people with various issues.
The department sincerely congratulates Dean for this richly deserved recognition.
Dr. JoAnne Hewett, the new and first ever female director at BNL, has recently been appointed as a tenured professor in the department and the YITP! As director, she will oversee the lab at this critical time as BNL prepares to construct the Electron-Ion Collider.
Optica awarded Hal Metcalf, Distinguished Teaching Professor, for his outstanding mentorship of undergraduate student optics research and organizing an annual symposium for students to present their work!
Dr. Lattimer has been selected as a 2023 Fellow of the American Astronomical Society, for his formative discoveries about the evolution and structure of neutron stars.
We welcome Simon Birrer, our new Assistant Professor in Astronomy and Cosmology! He received his PhD from ETH Zurich in 2016, was was a Postdoctoral Scholar at UCLA, and then a Kavli Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford. Click the link above to see his profile!
Many members of the department were recognized for their outstanding research, teaching, and service. After two long years of the pandemic, we gathered in person and shared our lives, creating new stories and memorable moments. Click below to see the full card!
Dr. Barish, a Nobel Laureate who will join our department as the inaugural President's Distinguished Endowed Chair in Physics, has received the award for his "exceptional contributions to the development of world science."
The center will catalyze new technologies to accelerate today’s internet functionality, to improve the security of our communications, and to enable dramatic advances in computing.
for his research and "elegant application of powerful mathematical techniques to extract exact results for quantum field theories"
Two of our junior faculty members, Cyrus Dreyer and Navid Vafaei-Najafabadi, have just won the prestigious NSF Early Career Awards! Both professors are dedicated to undergraduate education and early research involvements besides excelling in their own respective research.
The Quantum Education for Students and Teachers (QuEST), led by Dr. Kelly with colleagues Dr. Wei and Dr. Schneble, will increase exposure to quantum information science knowledge for students in grades 8-12!
This interview with local newspaper Times Beacon Record details this exciting announcement!
Dr. Barry Barish has been appointed as the inaugural President's Distinguished Endowed Chair in Physics, beginning in the Fall of 2023.
“By understanding confinement, we can learn fundamentally how hadrons — protons, neutrons and other composite particles made of quarks and gluons — are put together." -- Dr. Venugopalan, adjunct professor.
Jin Bentley and Ismail Zahed have received state-wide recognition by being awarded two of the 2021-2022 State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.
Giovanni Milione, Rustum Nyquist, and Adam Siegel have been designated as recipients of Stony Brook's 40 Under Forty honorees for 2021.
The Ernest Courant Traineeship in Accelerator Science & Engineering is Developing the Next Generation of Particle Accelerator Talent
Dmitri Kharzeev Elected to The Academy of Europe