Department News

Riggs receives 2024 Outstanding Senior Award

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to announce the 2024 Outstanding Senior Award recipient is Justin Riggs.

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Department to host 2024 Physics and Astronomy Awards Night

A celebration of achievements this Wednesday in White Hall G09

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McLaughlin named recipient of the 2024 IMPACT Awards

Research Corporation for Science Advancement has named three exemplary Cottrell Scholars as recipients of its 2024 STAR and IMPACT Awards. CS 1997 Mark Moldwin, Physics, University of Michigan, has won the STAR award, and CS 2009 Maura McLaughlin, Physics, West Virginia University, and CS 2009 Rory Waterman, Chemistry, University of Vermont, have won IMPACT awards.

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Sarah Burke-Spolaor named a 2024 Benedum Distinguished Scholar

Three outstanding faculty members at West Virginia University have been selected as the 2023-24 Benedum Distinguished Scholars in recognition of their exceptional research and scholarly activity.

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Fast Radio Bursts: A Cosmic Mystery

The discoverers will deliver a specially curated talk exploring fast radio bursts and the journey of discovery as part of their Shaw Talk for WVU. 

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