The mission of the UCF Department of Physics is to provide the highest quality education, research, outreach, and service in physics to the people of the state of Florida, the nation, and the world.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellow
Congratulations to Dr. Talat Rahman for being elected as a American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellow for her contributions to computational and theoretical nanoscience, in predictions of chemical, vibrational, and structural properties of low-dimensional systems, together with diversity in STEM.Read More
UCF Physics Bridge Program
UCF’s Physics Department became a Bridge Site in 2015 with a goal to recruit, mentor and prepare under-represented minority (URM) students for admission to a Physics PhD program of their choice. UCF is the second-largest university in the USA and is located in the 2.3 million-strong metropolitan area of Orlando, Florida.
First-of-its-Kind Study Finds Lightning Impacts Edge of Space in Ways not Previously Observed
A team of researchers working with data collected by the Incoherent Scatter Radar (ISR) at the Arecibo Observatory, satellites, and lightning detectors in Puerto Rico…
19 UCF Students Living the Dream, Working at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
For 19 UCF students, the dream of working for NASA came true this past semester as they completed internships at Kennedy Space Center through NASA’s…