Astronomical photograph of the tarantula nebula.

Hot Off the Webb

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is online and beginning to beam down images! To help interpret, Physics and Astronomy Professor Thomas Madura sat down with the University Press Office, discussing overarching implications for both SJSU research and the broader community of scientists.

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News Highlights

Alejandro Garcia Publishes a New Thermodynamics Book


Prof. Alejandro Garcia's new book Essentials of Modern Thermodynamics is published and available for purchase on Amazon.

James Webb Space Telescope's First Images


Prof. Thomas Madura discusses the significance of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, and its newly released photos, with the SJSU NewsCenter staff.

Grade Scales Under the Microscope


In a study published this month in Physical Review Physics Education Research, Prof. Cassandra Paul reports on the ways in which small decisions about grade scales in physics classes can have big impacts on racial and ethnic inequality.

SJSU CREATE Award Winners


Profs. Cassandra Paul and Gina Quan have been awarded one of the inagural CSU CREATE (Creating Responsive, Equitable, Active Teaching) Awards, in the amount of $222,000.

Departmental Award Winners Announced


The Department is proud to announce the student winners of the 2022 academic awards competition.

Access Network Annual Assembly


Physics student Autumn Galinski and professors Brianne Gutmann and Gina Quan attended the Access Network Annual Assembly at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.