The UW Physics Department awarded its first PhD in 1899. Since then our students have earned degrees in virtually every area of physics, and our faculty have played key roles in a myriad of important research efforts.
IceCube awarded the 2013 Breakthrough of the Year - 2013-12-12
On June 16, 2011, workers at Portage Casting and Mold Inc. in Portage, Wis., assemble a five-section-mold needed for the main vacuum vessel of the Plasma Dynamo Facility at UW-Madison. - 2013-12-11
Launch of an X-ray astrophysics experiment from White Sands, N.M. The novel detectors are cooled within .05° of absolute zero – the lowest temp yet in space. - 2013-11-02