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

IceCube Detects High-energy Cosmic Neutrinos - 2013-11-21

The HAWC Gamma-Ray Observatory begins operations at the Sierra Negra volcano in Puebla, Mexico - 2013-08-23

UW-Madison Physics Departments holds its sixth annual Physics Fair at Chamberlin Hall Saturday, February 16th - 2013-02-16

UW Physics has key roles in the equipment construction and data management that led to the discovery of a strong candidate for the long-sought after Higgs boson particle. (07/04/2012) - 2012-07-04

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