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News & Events

Foster SloanRice Physicist Matthew Foster wins Sloan Fellowship
Asst. Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Matthew Foster, wins a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship. Foster is a condensed matter theorist, who has done pioneering work on graphene, topological insulators and superconductors.
MetastasisPhysicists decode decision circuit of cancer metastasis
Rice U. research reveals three-way genetic switch for cancer metastasis
Kevin Strecker PrizeEndowed Prize in Memory of Kevin Strecker
In memory of Kevin Strecker, who earned his Ph.D. from the Rice University Department of Physics and Astronomy in 2004, the Kevin E. Strecker Award has been established in the Department of Physics and Astronomy to recognize the most outstanding Master’s thesis each year. Funds are being raised to endow the award.