Hiring Two-Year Fixed-Length Lecturer for Fall 2021

We’re hiring! The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Maine seeks to fill a fixed-length, two-year, non-tenure track, academic-year appointment as Lecturer, anticipated to start August 30, 2021. This position is not renewable. Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Undergraduate teaching in departmental lower- and upper-division courses; may […]

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2021 Outstanding Graduating Students, Physics and Engineering Physics

During our annual End of the Year Celebration, we announced the Outstanding Graduating Students in each major.  We named two Outstanding students in Engineering Physics.  Congratulations to all three! Outstanding Graduating Student in Physics:  Aidan Greenlee BS Physics, BA Mathematics; Honors College Minor in Electrical Engineering Co-Outstanding Graduating Students in Engineering Physics and Recipients of […]

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Four successful defenses this week

The department is pleased to report four successful oral defenses this week: two doctoral dissertations and two Honors theses, in four very different research areas in the department. Matthew Parent successfully defended his dissertation on Tuesday (April 21), Quantification Of Interactions Between Influenza Hemagglutinin And Host Cell Phosphoinositides By Super-Resolution Microscopy, advised by Sam Hess.  […]

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Jordan Planetarium visualization cluster used for COVID-19 research

Our own Emera Astronomy Center‘s Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium is being put to work for COVID-19 research while the Planetarium is closed to the public during the pandemic. The Jordan Planetarium is the second planetarium in the nation to join an innovative platform operated by the University of California, Berkeley, called the Berkeley Open Infrastructure […]

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Sam Borer

Borer to serve on National Council

Samuel Borer, a physics and mathematics major at the University of Maine, has been selected to serve on the National Council of the Society of Physics Students. The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is an international professional association operating within the American Institute of Physics, an umbrella organization for ten other professional science societies. With […]

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Registration Open for 2017 Science Summer Camps

Online Registration is now available for the seventh season of Science Summer Camps, hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy! Dates and sessions are as follows: 7/3—7/7: K-2 Astronomy (4 days) 7/10—7/14: 6-8 Space & Energy 7/17—7/21: K-2 Math & Art 7/24—7/28: 3-5 Math & Art 8/7—8/11: 3-5 Astronomy 8/14—8/18: 6-8 Space & Energy […]

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Maine Science Festival Starts March 18

The second annual Maine Science Festival begins today, March 18! 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: Owl pellet autopsies, presentations on the science of wine-making, a panel […]

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Robert Meulenberg

February 26th Colloquium

Colloquium Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Maine, Orono Robert Meulenberg Associate Professor of Physics Department of Physics and Astronomy/Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology University of Maine   will speak on “Unusual Magnetic and Optical Properties of Nanostructures”     Abstract: The study of colloidal semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) has been an active […]

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