1. December 4, 2023

    It Happened at Michigan — ‘You’ve got to be excellent’

    Willie Hobbs first stepped foot on U-M’s campus as an 18-year-old first-year student in 1952. Twenty years later she was the first African American woman in the U.S. with a Ph.D. in physics.

  2. November 3, 2023

    Five from U-M named American Physical Society fellows

    Four physics researchers and one biophysicist from LSA have been elected to the American Physical Society, each from a different field within physics.

  3. September 25, 2023

    University part of federal DOE grant to diversify physics

    U-M is among three universities that have received a $1.125 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to recruit students of diverse backgrounds into the field of physics.

  4. September 11, 2023

    It Happened at Michigan — Physics, Ann Arbor and J. Robert Oppenheimer

    What began as a modest university summer lecture program featuring notable physicists in 1923 evolved into an extraordinary series of appearances by some of the greatest minds in theoretical physics.

  5. February 10, 2023

    Russel lecturer to discuss impact of connected networks

    Physics and complex systems professor Mark E. Newman will discuss ways in which different networks form and share information when he delivers the 98th Henry Russel Lecture on Feb. 23.

  6. January 9, 2023

    Saturday Morning Physics program coming live from space station

    U-M’s Saturday Morning Physics program will feature a question-and-answer session Jan. 14 with astronaut Josh Cassada that will be livestreamed from the International Space Station.

  7. March 9, 2021

    Physics undergrad proposes quantum field theory solution

    A pair of U-M physicists, including an undergraduate student, has discovered a set of functions can tighten the interpretation step, showing physicists may be able to overcome one of the major limitations of modern quantum simulation.

  8. October 1, 2020

    U-M physicists part of Large Hadron Collider upgrade

    U-M physicists Tom Schwarz, Bing Zhou and Junjie Zhu will have a key hand in upgrading CERN’s Large Hadron Collider using grants from the National Science Foundation totaling $7.1 million.

  9. May 26, 2020

    Physicist awarded $7.5M grant to bring metamaterial to life

    A team of researchers led by U-M is looking to develop metamaterials using a five-year, $7.5 million grant from the Office of Naval Research.

  10. October 29, 2019

    U-M builds critical component of instrument to probe dark energy

    The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, known as DESI, is designed to explore the mystery of dark energy, which makes up about 68 percent of the universe and is speeding up its expansion.