Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Mississippi


Dr. Alex Keshavarzi awarded a Fermilab Intensity Frontier Fellowship

Dr. Alex Keshavarzi, one of our postdocs, has just been awarded an Intensity Frontier Fellowship. This is a very prestigious fellowship at Fermilab, which will provide half a year’s support for research in residence at the lab. This is a great and well-deserved recognition of Alex’s work, and a significant boost to the international reputation of Ole Miss Physics.

Kevin Lin is a Winner in the Graduate Student Council Annual Research Symposium!

Kevin Lin is a Wnner in the 2019 Graduate Student Council Annual Research Symposium

The Graduate Student Council would like to extend our congratulations to the winners of our 9th Annual Research Symposium! The GSC hosts many events throughout the year, but Research Day is of paramount importance to our organization and the graduate school as a whole. We could not be prouder of all of the participants who presented this past Tuesday and would like to congratulate those who will be receiving travel funds to present their research at conferences!

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The University of Mississippi SPS chapter has been awarded as a Distinguished Chapter

The National Council of the Society of Physics Students has reviewed all chapter reports and has awarded the University of Mississippi SPS Chapter as a 2017-18 Distinguished Chapter. All chapter award winners will be recognized on the Outstanding Chapter Award page in the coming weeks.

The 2018 Physics Nobel Prize

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics”. One half to Arthur Ashkin, “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems” and the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland “for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses”.

Recent Faculty Promotions

Recent Faculty Promotions

Dr. Josh Gladden was promoted to Professor and Dr. Kevin Beach received Tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor