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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

Union Astronomy Faculty and Students Present at ASNY50 Astronomy Meeting in New York City

Posted by on Jul 26, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Union Astronomy Faculty and Students Present at ASNY50 Astronomy Meeting in New York City

Professors Koopmann and Wilkin and students Max Libre ’19, Gianna Morton ’21, Aiyana Poulin ’19, and Jason Sindoni ’21 attended the Astronomical Society of New York 50th Anniversary Celebration, “The State of Astronomy and Astrophysics” July 11-13, 2018, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. They gave the following presentations: Prof. Koopmann (Contributed Talk): The Undergraduate ALFALFA Team: A Model for Involving Undergraduates in Astronomy Collaborations Prof. Wilkin (Contributed...

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Jeopardy! asks question about Chad Orzel’s book

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Faculty, News | Comments Off on Jeopardy! asks question about Chad Orzel’s book

A question on the May 23 episode of Jeopardy! featured the work of Chad Orzel, the R. Gordon Gould Association Professor of Physics. See this video.

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Ion-Beam Analysis Group Publishes Paper

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Ion-Beam Analysis Group Publishes Paper

The Ion-Beam Analysis Group recently published a paper, “PIXE Analysis of Synthetic Turf,” in Environment and Ecology Research. The authors are Michael Vineyard, the Frank and Marie Louise Bailey Professor of Physics; Scott LaBrake, senior lecturer of physics; Sajju Chalise ’19; Morgan Clark ’17; Skye Conlan ’18; and Zachary Porat ’20. See also: ARTICLE_INFO and Download...

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