Physics and Astronomy Department

Title Authored on Link to edit Content
Quilcene graduate named WWU 'Outstanding Graduate' for work in physics, astronomy

Kodiak Murphy of Quilcene was honored by Western Washington University as an Outstanding Graduate for the 2014-15 academic year at spring commencement, Saturday, June 13.
Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding…

Celebrate Pluto expedition in downtown Bellingham

While Pluto has not been an official planet since 2006, it will be stealing the spotlight when a NASA spacecraft makes the closest-ever encounter with it on Tuesday, July 14.

The Spark Museum of Electrical Invention will be hosting Pluto Revealed, a free event from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday to…

WWU faculty to help celebrate Pluto flyby 2015-07-13
VIDEO: The truth is out here 2015-06-03
Mars research unearths world of possibilities at WWU

Melissa Rice’s career revolves around answering a question that continues to entice the human imagination: Can life evolve elsewhere in the universe?

Rice, an assistant professor at Western Washington University, thinks the answer may be found on Mars.

Seda has research published in journal 'Science' 2015-02-17
Making teeth tough: Beavers show way to improve our enamel

Beavers don't brush their teeth, and they don't drink fluoridated water, but a new Northwestern University study reports beavers do have protection against tooth decay built into the chemical structure of their teeth: iron.

The life cycle of stars

Dust to dust: the life cycle of stars will be the topic of discussion at the next meeting of the Coast chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada on Feb. 13.

Guest speaker is Dr. Kristen Larson, associate professor at Western Washington University. Her presentation starts at 7:30…

Bussell, Seda get nearly $1M for research 2014-12-30
Murphy, Leger get $420K grant for research 2014-12-30
Subscribe to Physics and Astronomy Department