University of Arkansas, Department of Physics, History, Centennial History
The department of physics at the University of Arkansas was established in the 1907-08 academic year, although physics was taught from the very start of the University in 1872. The department celebrated its centennial in 2007-2008. Acoustics to Quantum Materials is a centennial history of the department covering the period 1907-08 to 2007-08. While the emphasis is on this period, instruction of physics over the period 1872-1907 is covered in two prologues, and the period 2009-18 is briefly covered in an epilogue. The first research laboratory to be established was in the area of acoustics. Subsequently, the department’s faculty have made contributions in many diverse areas but most of the research was concentrated first in atomic physics followed by that in quantum optics and lastly in quantum materials. Thus the title.
The authors of this book have personally witnessed the events unfold over a combined period of 76 years. Thus the book incorporates personal recollections of many of the events not available in any of the documents.
Gupta, R., & Sharrah, P. C. (2020). Acoustics to Quantum Materials: A Centennial History of the Department of Physics, University of Arkansas. Physics Faculty Publications and Presentations. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/physpub/23