A degree in physics and astronomy
Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us. Advances in technology are providing above-average job growth in areas that require strong proficiency in science and mathematics, making the choice of a degree in physics and astronomy a wise one.
National Science Foundation grant awarded to Professor Shen's research in nuclear physics
Assistant Physics Professor Chun Shen was awarded a research grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his proposal, "Quantitative Characterization of Quark-Gluon Plasma Properties with Dynamical Fluctuations." This grant will fund Shen's research for the next three years. He plans to develop a state-of-the-art theoretical framework to model the 3D dynamical evolution of stochastic fluctuations in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. This will thus help to unravel the nature of the QCD phase diagram.