Spenciner Undergraduate Workspace Dedication Photos

Check out the Department of Physics and Astronomy’s Facebook page to see the photos taken from the dedication of the new Spenciner Family Undergraduate Workspace, held during homecoming weekend. Be sure to like our page while you’re there! The ceremony took during the morning of Saturday, October 14, with several faculty, students and University Administration […]

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2017 Graduate Written Exam

The 2017 Graduate Written Exam will be held on Saturday, September 9. Exam begins at 10:00 a.m. in Bennett Hall, Rm. 102 The use of calculators is allowed, though they will not be provided. The use of cell phones will not be permitted. Every student entering the program must take and pass the Graduate Written Examination. […]

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John Thompson

Thompson New Department Chair

Dr. John R. Thompson, Professor of Physics has recently taken over as Chair of the Physics Department, his appointment starting on July 1st, 2017. He has been teaching Physics since 2000, starting at the University of Maine in 2002. We are looking forward to his future plans for the Physics Department!

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Commencement 2017

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 graduates!!! The Department graduated 3 doctoral candidates, two masters candidates, and 8 bachelor’s candidates this year. The list is below. Drs. Batuski, Bernhardt, Stetzer, Thompson, and Wittmann attended Commencement on behalf of the Department. PhDs Robert Fryer Synthesis, Structure, and Thermal Stability of Electrically Conductive Co-Evaporated Pt1-xSix Thin Films (Robert […]

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Van De Bogart Defends Thesis

Congratulations to physics student, Kevin Van De Bogart, who successfully defended his Ph.D. Thesis this morning. The department is very proud of you and of all your hard work!   THESIS DEFENSE Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Maine, Orono Kevin L. Van De Bogart Ph.D. Candidate will speak on “Investigating Student Learning of […]

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Graham Van Goffrier

Physics Undergrad Receives Prestigious Scholarship

We are proud to announce that Graham Van Goffrier, one of our juniors, has been chosen as a recipient for the Goldwater Scholarship. The scholarship program was created to honor the memory of Senator Barry Goldwater and is given out to top performing sophomores and juniors in the United States. A total of 240 scholarships […]

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Mac Stetzer

Stetzer Receives Promotion and Tenure

Congratulations to Dr. MacKenzie Stetzer, who was one of fifteen UMaine faculty to receive promotion and tenure. Effective Fall ’17, Dr. Stetzer will be an Associate Professor with Tenure.   Congratulations, Dr. Stetzer! We are so proud of and happy for you!

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Maine Science Festival This Weekend!!

The third annual Maine Science Festival kicks off on Thursday, March 16th! Fun and educational panels, activities and events for scientists of all ages are planned at several locations throughout the city of Bangor and nearby areas. Events include, but are by no means limited to: Robotics Workshops, discussions on Green Energy, Minecraft Mod workshops and “Papermaker,” […]

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Thesis Defense

Congratulations to Matthew Valles on the successful defense of his Master’s Thesis on February 9. CROSS-BEAM ILLUMINATION GEOMETRY FOR FLUORESCENCE PHOTOACTIVATION LOCALIZATION MICROSCOPY By Matthew M. Valles CANDIDATE FOR THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS DEGREE Thesis Advisor: Dr. Samuel T. Hess Fluorescence microscopy is popular for its flexibility, its relative noninvasiveness, its ability to image […]

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