Welcome to the Department of Physics and Astronomy
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Sacramento State has been preparing students for graduate school, teaching careers, and industrial employment for over forty years. Based in Sequoia Hall, overlooking the American River, our students interact closely with faculty members in and out of the classroom. Educators of the highest quality and excellent laboratory facilities have led Sac State Physics Alumni to graduate programs at institutions such as MIT, Berkeley, Stanford, Princeton, and Harvard not to mention wonderful careers in government, private industry, and education.
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In the News:
- We are seeking applicants for a full-time lecturer position in experimental physics to begin in Fall 2013. For more information, please see the vacancy announcement.
- Our Society of Physics Students chapter will be hosting the Zone 18 Meeting on the 20th of April. On the night of the 19th we're hosting a special public lecture by Natalie Batalha, co-investigator for the Kepler Mission. For more information, check out the Zone Meeting Page.
- Recent graduate Sasha (Moskaleva) Asghari is part of the Made at Sac State program. Sasha is currently in graduate school at UC Berkeley.
- Prof. William DeGraffenreid has been elected president of Sigma Pi Sigma, the Physics Honor Society for 2012 - 2014.
- We are pleased to announce that Profs. Vassili and Tatiana Sergan have been awarded the 2012 Outstanding Scholarly Activity Award for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Congratulations are also due to Prof. Christopher Taylor who won the 2012 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Outstanding University Service Award.
- Prof. Vassili Sergan has been awarded the 2011-12 President's Award for Research and Creative Activity. This is one of the highest profile awards given to faculty members on campus. He is to be congratulated!