Founding partner in the Giant Magellan Telescope

Graduate nuclear physics program ranks 7th in the nation and 5th among public universities (U.S. News & World Report)

2 Nobel Prize winners

4 National Academy of Sciences members

12 Distinguished professors

Degrees

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Master of Science (M.S.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Careers

Astronomer

Physicist

Biomedical Physicist

Companies that hire our students include Amazon, Capital One, ConocoPhillips, National Instruments, SpaceX, Texas Instruments and Odyssey Space Research

Data Scientist

Government & Industrial Laboratory Scientist

Information Technologist

Physics & Astronomy News

Moonshots, Milestones and Memories

The older I get, the more acutely aware I become of the fact that one’s greatest strength in life can often double as one’s greatest weakness. I feel much the same way about email. On any given day, it’s like a box of chocolates. Doubly if not triply so for the opening work days after a long holiday weekend.

Yesterday, the cyber gods not only were smiling, they also were downright giddy. As was I when I opened my first email of the day – an exchange between two Texas A&M University distinguished professors, forwarded my way by one of them at the rather ungodly hour of 12:30 a.m.

Mom always said nothing good happens after midnight, but in this case, she was wrong. Two lines in and even through sleepy eyes, I knew I’d hit upon one of those insta-classics that continue to validate my rationale in [...]

Read More

Contact Advisor

advising@physics.tamu.edu
979-458-5948
156 Mitchell Physics Building