Inspired by nature, artificial microtubules can work against a current to transport tiny cargoes

The technology, developed by Arnold Mathijssen of the School of Arts & Sciences and colleagues, could one day clear blockages in blood vessels or precisely target chemotherapy drugs to a tumor.


The Higgs boson discovery, 10 years later

Penn physicist Elliot Lipeles reflects on the past, present, and future of physics, from the discovery of the Higgs boson to theories about new subatomic particles.

Spring 2022 - Postponed Exams

Spring 2022 Postponed Exam for Physics and Astronomy will be held on Tuesday, September 6th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in DRL A8.

Spring 2022 SAS Student Prizes and Awards

Herbert B. Callen Memorial Prize

Sean Ridout - "For his results providing a new theoretical approach to the connection between local structure and glassy dynamics, as well as the connection between such phenomena in low dimensions with exact mean field theories.”

Pondering the Bits That Build Space-Time and Brains

Vijay Balasubramanian investigates whether the fabric of the universe might be built from information, and what it means that physicists can even ask such a question.


Congratulations to Joshua Chen for receiving a Goldwater 2022 Scholarship!

Joshua Chen, an undergraduate in Marija Drndic's group, is among five Penn Juniors to be named 2022 Goldwater Scholars.


Decoding a material’s ‘memory’

A new study details the relationship between particle structure and flow in disordered materials, insights that can be used to understand systems ranging from mudslides to biofilms.


A ‘vibrant nexus’ for research and discovery in the physical sciences

With the construction of a new Physical Sciences Building and updates to the David Rittenhouse Laboratory, Penn will create a modernized physical sciences quadrant that integrates state-of-the-art research in physics, mathematics, chemistry, and engineering.