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6100 Main MS-61
Houston, Texas 77005-1827
Office: 713-348-4938

News & Events

Quantum CriticalityQuantum criticality observed in new class of materials
Observation of quantum phenomenon advances new theoretical understandings
Li CareerRice Physicist Wei Li wins DOE Early Career Award
Asst. Professor of Physics and Astronomy wins coveted DOE Early Career Award to look for 'quark soup' at CERN.
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.