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Congratulations to the class of 2023!

Physics majors and minors celebrate Montclair State’s Commencement at the Prudential Center.

LIGO twin facilities

Gravitational Wave Detectors restart their exploration of the Universe

Physics & Astronomy Department faculty participate in the fourth observing run of the LIGO detectors

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Physics & Astronomy hosts spring meeting of the NJ Space Grant Consortium

Join us for a poster session by Space Grant research students and a talk on neutron stars by Prof. Shaon Ghosh.

student and mentor discuss experiments in nuclear physics "clean room"

Professor Earns NSF CAREER Grant to Advance Nuclear Physics Research

Grant will also provide access to high-level research for students typically underrepresented in laboratory science

Professor Favata speaks at the Liberty Science Center.

‘Listening’ to spacetime at the Liberty Science Center

Physics Professor Marc Favata explored how we can listen to the universe via gravitational waves in a talk at the Liberty Science Center.

Professor Kent Leung

Professor Kent Leung awarded $436k grant to study neutrons

Award will support construction of key components for observing the electric dipole moment of the neutron.

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Object Lessons

Science, art and philanthropy on display in Richardson Hall teach lessons of collaboration and generosity

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Physics students win best poster competition at LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Collaboration meeting

Dr. Shaon Ghosh

Professor Ghosh awarded $150k NSF grant to connect gravitational waves and electromagnetic astronomy

Drs. Ghosh, Favata and Martin in the LASER lab

Scientists Observe Collisions of Neutron Stars with Black Holes

Three Montclair State professors are part of international team behind first detection of long-sought class of stellar mergers

Dr, Marc Favata with formulas

A roar, a crash and a major scientific tool that was a piece of New Jersey’s roots is gone

Dr. Marc Favata discusses the Arecibo Observatory, a radio telescope in Puerto Rico, that recently collapsed due to damages.

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Physics adds new dual-degree options in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Math, Business, and Teaching

Great options for new students and transfers to get their BS in Physics and a Master’s degree