Welcome to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Union!
At Union, physics and astronomy classes are small and personal, instruction is characterized by individual attention, labs are taught by the regular faculty rather than by graduate students, and all students are encouraged to participate in undergraduate research with faculty.
Please visit the links at the top of the page for more information about our department. Please feel free to contact us with questions:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Science & Engineering Center
Schenectady, NY 12308
Phone: (518) 388-6254
Fax: (518) 388-6947
Department Chair: Chad Orzel
Department Administrative Assistant: Lynnette Stec
Congratulations to our 6 graduating seniors: Salina Ali, Caleb Novins, Alexander Clain, Stephen DiIorio, William Harney, Xuanhan Zhaoread more
Congratulations to 15 students who were inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma, the Physics Honor Society, for outstanding achievement in the study of physics: William Harney, Mark Khazanov, Caleb Novins, Xavier Capaldi, Paul DiMeo, Mathew Giso, Harrisonn Griffin, Harry Hausner, Andrew Laugharn, Shauna LeFebvre, Andrew McCalmont, Brent Shapiro-Albert, Michael Warrener, Joshua Yoskowitz, Yanci Zhang They join seniors Alexander Clain, Stephen DiIorio, and Xuanhan Zhao who were elected as juniors (Alex and Stephen) or as a sophomore...read more
Professor Mike Vineyard gave an invited talk titled “Ion-Beam Analysis as a Teaching Tool at Union College” at a meeting of the Northeastern New York Section of the American Nuclear Society held at College Park Hall on May 26th.read more