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Physics Department

Location: 180-204
Phone: (805) 756-2448
Fax: (805) 756-2435
Chair: Jennifer Klay

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Physics Department Newsletter 2024

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Cal Poly physics professor with solar cooking contest winners.

Solar Cooking Spreads Worldwide

Physics Professor Pete Schwartz (shown in above photo with solar cooking contest winners) and his students are working to advance solar cooking technology to reduce health risks and reduce environmental impacts across the globe.

Jennifer Klay

Letter from the Chair

Physics Department Chair Jennifer Klay shares insights into new hires, an inclusive conference, a distinguished faculty member and fostering community.

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Astronomy professor and students

Astronomy Research Examines Jets Near Black Holes

The Astronomy Faculty Research Fellowship, funded through a generous donation from the Marrujo Foundation, supports research of high-energy photons emitted by the intense environment found near mega-sized black holes.

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