News

Apr
8
2022
Baylor’s Experimental High Energy Physics group among scientists with significant contributions to the successful maintenance and operation of the experiment measuring one of nature’s force-carrying particles
Apr
8
2022
Dr. Zhang is highlighted on BaylorProud!
Meet the Baylor professor whose invention makes tiny reactions visible! How big is a nanometer? To envision something so small, envision the width of a human hair. Now divide the tip of that hair by 100,000. Now, you’re in the ballpark.
Apr
8
2022
Two years from today, a total solar eclipse will take place -- and Waco will be an ideal viewing spot. On April 8, 2024, Baylor University, City of Waco, Lowell Observatory, and Discovery Channel will team for an on-site celebration and special programming viewable worldwide: https://bit.ly/3DSAyoM
Apr
6
2022
Dr. Olafsen receives the 2021 Elizabeth Vardaman Award for excellence in research leadership
Congratulations to Prof. Olafsen, 2021 recipient of the Elizabeth Vardaman Award for excellence in research leadership. This "Betsy" Award recognizes Dr. Olafsen's leadership of the successful Goldwater Scholarship program at Baylor.
Apr
4
2022
Physics undergrads receive awards at URSA scholars week
Congratulations to physics undergraduate students Aman Patel and Weston Hall, recipients of Outstanding Platform and Poster Presentations at URSA Scholars Week, and their research mentors, Dr. Zhenrong Zhang and Dr. Barbara Castanheira-Endl.
Mar
26
2022
Physics Habitat for Humanity workday
Great Physics Habitat for Humanity workday on Saturday, March 26, with physics grad students and SPS members. Thanks to Dustin Sanford, Baylor Physics alumni, who is the new Construction Supervisor for Waco Habitat.
Mar
25
2022
Senior physics major wins award at the Southwest Data Science Conference
Congrats to senior physics major Weston Hall for winning an undergraduate research paper award at the Southwest Data Science Conference held at Baylor on March 25, 2022.
Feb
25
2022
Dr. Barbara Castanheira-Endl promoted to Senior Lecturer
We are proud to announce Dr. Barbara Castanheira-Endl's well-deserved promotion to Senior Lecturer.
Feb
25
2022
Dr. Zhenrong Zhang's promoted to full professor
We are proud to announce Dr. Zhenrong Zhang's well-deserved promotion to Full Professor!
Dec
16
2021
I am overjoyed to share with you some wonderful news we learned this morning. We have received notification from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education that Baylor University has achieved Research 1 status, joining the nation’s top research institutions as a doctoral university with very high research activity and as a preeminent Christian research university.
Nov
1
2021
Dr. Jay Dittmann's work at CERN highlighted in a recent A&S magazine
Baylor physicist Dr. Jay Dittmann was highlighted in a Baylor A&S magazine. In this Q&A, he discussed his role at CERN and Baylor’s participation in this important research project. Please check it out.
Sep
30
2021
Our recent graduate, Garrett Williams,won the AAAS 2021 Student Essay Competition
Mr. Garrett Williams, who graduated Baylor in Spring 2019, won the 2021 Student Essay Competition by the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition.
Sep
24
2021
A Nano-view For Advanced Solutions: Dr. Zhenrong Zhang
A nanometer is just 1/1000,000 the width of a human hair — but chemical reactions taking place at that level have significant implications in countless fields. That’s where Dr. Zhenrong Zhang, a Baylor physics professor, comes in.
Aug
28
2021
Baylor members and graduates made many contributions to SUSY 2021
Many current members and recent graduates made contributions to the 28th International Conference on Supersymmetry and Unification of Fundamental Interactions (SUSY 2021) held virtually over August 23-28, 2021.
Aug
1
2021
Dr. Lorin Matthews is named as a new Physics Department chair
Dr. Lorin Matthews, a long time department member, early on as a student and as a faculty member in recent years, will start leading the Physics Department as a new department chair as of August 2021.
Jul
29
2021
A new faculty search will be conducted in fall 2021
The Department of Physics at Baylor University invites applications for a tenure-track position in condensed matter physics at the assistant professor level. Consideration of applications will start immediately, and full consideration will be given until October 30, 2021.
Jun
21
2021
Baylor University students Alexis Simmons, a senior physics and mathematics major from Houston, Texas and Kate Rojales, a senior chemistry major from Milton, Georgia have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.
Apr
15
2021
On April 15, 2021, Baylor University announced an estate gift from John and Eula Mae Baugh, creating an endowed chair in physics. The Eula Mae and John Baugh Chair in Physics, which will receive matching funds through the Baylor Academic Challenge, will provide faculty funding within the department of physics and focus on innovative research and teaching in the area of materials science.
Dec
1
2020
Baylor graduate student received the TSAPS student presentation award
The Texas Section APS (TSAPS) meeting was held virtually during Nov. 12-14 and several Baylor physicists presented their research in this meeting. Caleb Smith was one of them, and he received the TSAPS graduate student presentation award.
Nov
5
2020
Recent Baylor graduate won the APS history of physics essay contest
Mr. Garrett Williams who graduated Baylor in Spring 2019 won the 2020 APS History of Physics Essay Contest).
Sep
30
2020
U.S. News, Wall Street Journal rank Baylor among nation’s best student experiences
A Baylor education is about more than just what you learn in the classroom — it’s really the complete Baylor experience that makes this place special. Two new rankings this fall — one from U.S. News & World Report, the other from the Wall Street Journal — show others outside the Baylor Family are beginning to recognize that fact.
Sep
29
2020
Very few universities today can (or would) claim to be preeminent research institutions that fearlessly proclaim the name of Jesus — but that is Baylor’s aim. We recognize that all truth is God’s truth — so at Baylor, our academic strivings and research efforts are all about learning more about what God has made on this earth, and inspired in human hearts.
May
4
2020
Physics professors Dr. Ken Hatakeyama and Dr. Howard Lee were both selected as outstanding faculty this year for their scholarship.
Apr
6
2020
Physics professor Lorin Matthews has been selected to receive the 2020 URSA Mentor of the Year Award in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in recognition of her dedication to undergraduate research.
Mar
1
2020
Mr. Christopher Madrid, a graduate student in the experimental high energy physics group, received the "HCAL Achievement Award" from the CMS Collaboration at CERN, Switzerland for his extensive contributions to several aspects of the CMS HCAL Barrel and Endcap upgrades.
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