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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 and download our brochure. Please feel free to contact us with questions:

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Science & Engineering Center
Union College
Schenectady, NY 12308
Phone: (518) 388-6254
Fax: (518) 388-6947
Department Chair: Rebecca Koopmann
Department Administrative Assistant: Lynnette Stec

Prof. Vineyard Presents at 7th International Symposium on Energy

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Prof. Vineyard Presents at 7th International Symposium on Energy

Prof. Michael Vineyard presented a paper titled “PIXE Analysis of Synthetic Turf” at the 7th International Symposium on Energy in Manchester, England, on Aug. 13-17, 2017. The project was performed in collaboration with Scott LaBrake, Sajju Chalise (’19), Morgan Clark (’17), Skye Conlan (’18), and Zack Porat (’20). The focus of the study is to measure the concentrations of elements heavier than calcium in synthetic turf blade and infill samples to search for the presence of heavy metals and other toxic...

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Prof. Wilkin and Harry Hausner ’16 Publish Astronomy paper

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Faculty, News, Research, Students | Comments Off on Prof. Wilkin and Harry Hausner ’16 Publish Astronomy paper

Prof. Wilkin and Harry Hausner ’16 published Exact Analytic Solution for a Ballistic Orbiting Wind in the Astrophysical Journal. The abstract and link to the paper may be found here.

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Profs. Hallenbeck & Koopmann Publish Astronomy Paper

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Faculty, News, Research, Students | Comments Off on Profs. Hallenbeck & Koopmann Publish Astronomy Paper

Professors Hallenbeck and Koopmann and collaborators published HI in Virgo’s “Red and Dead” Dwarf Ellipticals – A Tidal Tail and Central Star Formation in the Astronomical Journal. The abstract and link to the paper can be found here.

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