Department of Physics


Julie Ziffer's Physics Students Dec 2017

Physics professor and student team analyze asteroids with NASA telescope

USM's associate physics professor Julie Ziffer and her team of students controlled NASA's infrared telescope remotely at midnight from the Portland campus to analyze asteroids.
USM Physics Professor Paul Nakroshis on WGME 13

Physics Professor Paul Nakroshis and Maine professors recruit 706 colleagues to sign letter to President Trump on climate change

A letter co-authored by USM Physics Professor Paul Nakroshis imploring newly-elected President Donald Trump to make climate change an "urgent priority" has earned the attention of Maine media.

Asteroid to give Earth a close shave, and USM expert is looking forward to it

Dr. Julie Ziffer, Associate Professor of Physics, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about the asteroid that came 'close' to Earth on February 15, 2013.

Asteroid named for USM Physics Professor

Dr. Ziffer, Assistant Professor of Physics,has been studying and researching asteroids in our Solar System for several years with a focus on asteroids made of ice rather than rock.