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.
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is located in a lush paradise, but professor Peter Gorham’s work takes him to the frozen expanse of a faraway continent searching for the elusive neutrino, a tiny particle capable of traveling at light speed, with ANITA.
UH Physics Professor Philip von Doetinchem’s Cosmic Ray Antiparticle Balloon Experiment funded by NASA
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration selected the next-generation cosmic-ray balloon antiparticle experiment called General AntiParticle Spectrometer (GAPS) for funding and awarded the project $487,259 for the next five years.
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), which includes the work of University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa faculty members and students, presented its major scientific results to date from the first five years of experiments on the International Space Station.
UH Manoa Physics Graduate Student Mark Duvall of the neutrino group has been awarded a prestigious US Department Of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Award.