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Updated: September 18, 2019
Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty
Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions
[Calculated] Percentage of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions
Total number of graduate students
Number of women graduate students
[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students
Total number of post doctoral associates
Number of women post doctoral associates
[Calculated] Percentage of women post doctoral associates
Is there a family leave policy for graduate students? If so, describe.
There is no formal leave policy. However, it is relatively easy to arrange temporary leaves within the department's program with the approval of advisor, graduate committee and department head.
Is there family health insurance for graduate students? If so, is it included in the stipend?
Yes, if a graduate student had a full-time GA position on campus they are eligible for health insurance. The department pays for a portion of the benefits and then GA is responsible for the other premiums. (for example, full cost of the GA insurance is $229.00 the GA employee's portion is $47.87.
Do you have a Woman in Physics Group? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.
Do you have a Physics Graduate Student Association? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.
What other relevant student groups are there in your institution?
Has your institution ever hosted a Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics? If yes, which year?
Has your institution ever hosted an APS Climate Site Visit for Women and Minorities in Physics?
Please describe why someone applying to graduate school who is interested in a female-friendly department should choose your department.
We specialize in nuclear astrophysics - dense matter equation of state - and stellar astrophysics of white dwarfs and cataclysmic variables. In addition we have a faculty member working in the area of surface physics.
Please include the name of faculty or staff member and an email they can be reached at for further questions.