The Department of Physics and Astronomy at UNL currently
serves 60 graduate students and 60 undergraduate students who are majoring in
Physics and/or Astronomy. Undergraduate and graduate students are studying and
researching in four primary disciplines within the department: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma
Physics; Astronomy & Astrophysics; Condensed Matter and Materials Physics –
Nanotechnology; and High
Energy Physics. In addition to providing exceptional educational
opportunities, the Department of Physics and Astronomy houses many
state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities. Among these include the
Extreme Light Laboratory, which houses Diocles, one of the most powerful lasers
in the world, the on-campus Student Observatory and Behlen Observatory in Mead,
NE, where students can study astrophysical phenomena such as quasars and
pulsating stars. Through the combination of state-of-the-art facilities and
some of the best educational programming at the University, the future of the
Physics Department looks very promising.
A gift to this fund would allow the department to allocate resources to specific areas of need.
Currently there are no other funds available for this area.
For more information, please contact:
Amber Antholz Senior Director of Development 402-458-1182 direct 800-432-3216 toll freeE-mail
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