Lights hanging inside the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center

Physics Research

Answers in Galaxies Far, Far Away

This year sophomore Maria McQuillan and junior Nick Sinn have joined forces with Dr. Elizabeth Wehner, assistant professor in St. Thomas' Physics Department, to scrutinize images of far-away galaxies taken on a .9 meter telescope housed at Kitt Peak Observatory in Arizona.

Three Undergraduates Honored by Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program

Cecilia Gentle and Sarah Millholland were awarded scholarships, and Erik Sathe was granted an honorable mention by the prestigious and competitive program.

UST in the News for April 1, 2014

A student commentary on climate change, why fish isn't considered meat, and an appeal to lower prison phone rates are featured in this week's headlines.

Three Juniors Honored by Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program

Ryan Augustin, a junior majoring in biochemistry, was awarded a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, an award that honors outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Juniors Elizabeth Annoni and Mark Painter were named honorable mentions.

You Can See For Miles and Miles and Miles at the St. Thomas Observatory

The university observatory will open its doors for public observing on Nov. 28 and Dec. 12.

Philosopher and Author Father Robert Spitzer to Speak on ‘Creation and the New Cosmology’ Wednesday

He will present and take questions on developments in physics and mathematics on Creation, the "Big Bang Theory," and the complementarity between new physics, philosophy and theology.

Under the Milky Way

First published images from the new observatory offer "awe-inspiring" view of our universe

The Sky is Not the Limit

The University of St. Thomas Physics Department Observatory