Astronomical photograph of the tarantula nebula.

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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is operational and beaming 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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Not So Fast, Spooky Action!

1/6/2023

Prof. Ken Wharton and his student Raylor Liu have a new paper out, published in Foundations of Physics, which informs the basis of quantum mechanics.

The Secret Life of Space Dust

10/12/2022

Prof. Thomas Madura is among the co-authors of a manuscript published in Nature Astronomy revealing dust shells in a binary star system.

Alejandro Garcia Publishes a New Thermodynamics Book

9/19/2022

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

8/4/2022

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

7/26/2022

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

7/19/2022

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.