Skip to content
Cross Sections UT Physics Newsletter Header
The newsletter for alumni and friends of the UT Department of Physics and Astronomy

Fall 2019 Issue

Laser Focus

Message from Department Head Hanno Weitering

The end of the Fall 2019 semester is already behind us although for many faculty and staff, things remain quite hectic as we close out 2019 and prepare for 2020.

Quantum Leap for Appalachia

With support from an NSF grant, UT physicists are building on collective strengths to tackle the still-new and formidable field of quantum information sciences and make Appalachia a leader not only in research, but also education and training for the future workforce.

Introducing Nau Raj Pokhrel

Some things are familiar—hills and mountains, for instance. Others, like snowfall and fall colors—not so much. Yet Nau Raj Pokhrel has found himself at home in Tennessee, and he brings nearly two decades’ worth of teaching experience to the undergraduate students enrolled in UT’s physics courses.

Physics and Architecture:
Finding the Balance

Alumnus Jeff Badger has a sincere appreciation for the role of synthesis and balance when it comes to creativity—how to start with well-understood concepts and draw on inspiration to design something functional.

News from the Physics Family

An APS Fellowship for Saskia Mioduszewski (PhD, 1999); Student news, Maria Fawver retires, faculty highlights; Mercury transit, and Spacebar.

Fall 2019 Newsletter in PDF

To join the print mailing list, contact

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.