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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

Riley Konsella ’17 wins Watson Fellowship

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in News, Students | Comments Off on Riley Konsella ’17 wins Watson Fellowship

Congratulations to Computer Engineering major and Astronomy minor Riley Konsella for winning a Watson Fellowship. Riley will be studying transportation models in Denmark, Norway, Rwanda, Singapore, Vietnam and Brazil. See the Union Chronicle story for more about Riley and the...

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Prof. Amanuel presents at American Physical Society Meeting

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Faculty, News, Research, Students | Comments Off on Prof. Amanuel presents at American Physical Society Meeting

Prof. Sam Amanuel presented a paper on critical length that influences the heat of fusion of nano materials at the American Physical Society March meeting in New Orleans. Physics majors Jason Turner ‘18, Alexander Clain ‘15 and Caleb Novins ‘15 co-authored the paper.

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Morgan Clark ’17 Wins Award of Excellence at Accelerator Conference

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Faculty, News, Research, Students | Comments Off on Morgan Clark ’17 Wins Award of Excellence at Accelerator Conference

Senior Morgan Clark won an award of excellence for her presentation on “Ion-Beam Analysis of Artificial Turf” at the Conference on Applications of Accelerators in Research and Industry (CAARI 2016). There were 74 student posters at the conference and Morgan was one of five students to win! Morgan, Scott LaBrake (Senior Lecturer in Physics), and Michael Vineyard (Frank and Marie Louise Bailey Professor of Physics) attended the conference in Fort Worth, TX, on Oct. 30 – Nov. 4 to present recent research in the Union College...

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