The National Research Council rankings of graduate programs has placed UH Mānoa Department of Physics and Astronomy in the top 12 of all US programs. The department has an extensive laboratory and classroom building, Watanabe Hall. It has about 37,000 square feet of research and teaching laboratories, shops, classrooms with special demonstration facilities, and student study rooms. The Institute for Astronomy building, located above the Mānoa campus, is a greatly expanded facility for research in astronomy and astrophysics.
UH physicists join other universities and laboratories around the world to build first-ever detection device to remotely monitor nuclear reactors.
Revamped accelerator at Japan KEK begin operation to research the decays of B-mesons and the associate fundamental building block. The Belle II experiment’s ultimate goal to chase unknown particles and exciting events that would extend the standard model that explains the interactions between matter and forces.
Affiliate Physics faculty, Stephen Dye, coauthors Nature Communications paper “Exploring the hidden interior of the Earth with directional neutrino measurements”