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Physics & Astronomy Department
6100 Main MS-61
Houston, Texas 77005-1827
Office: 713-348-4938

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P&A Top ProducerRice a top producer of physics PhDs
The American Physical Society recently published on its website a list of departments who have educated the largest numbers or fractions of physics degrees in a variety of categories. Rice is one of the top producers of physics PhD's in total and under-represented minority physics PhD's in particular.
RCM StoryUnderstanding the Northern LIghts
New research in the Rice Physics & Astronomy Department sheds light on the working of the auroras.
Quantum CriticalityQuantum criticality observed in new class of materials
Observation of quantum phenomenon advances new theoretical understandings