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Physics demonstration with giant ball

Physics is the universal science. It is the rational development of experiments, observations, and theories to explain the fundamental structure of the universe. Physicists study everything from the smallest subatomic particles to the entire universe.

The laws that physicists have discovered form the basis for understanding the world and also for making the devices and machines that we see and use everyday.  

The Physics minor will provide a valuable option especially to Engineering, Math, Computer Science, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, or Geological Sciences majors. It is widely known that a strong physics background increases a graduate's employability.

UAA Plasma Lab Presents at 60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics

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Dr. Nathaniel Hicks and his research students from the UAA Plasma Physics Lab, where in Portland, OR presenting their hard work (in front of 2,300 people!) at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Plasma Physics. Photos courtesy of Hannah Crayton, B.S. Computer Systems Engineering, UAA. See more photos.

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PLANETARIUM
UAA Planetarium Theater

As Alaska’s largest planetarium, the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Planetarium & Visualization Theater is an immersive place to explore the world around us, from the smallest microbes to the most distant galaxies.

Planetarium & Visualization Theater

ACADEMIC ADVISORS

David House
Jordan Couture

If you have questions about the Astronomy & Physics program, contact the Academic Advisors for the College of Arts and Sciences David House (907-786-4378) or Jordan Couture (907-786-4710).

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged.

CONTACT US

Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive, CPSB 101
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Telephone: (907) 786-1298

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