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Shaping the Future of Science

Education. Discovery. Innovation.

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Physics and Astronomy
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$ 12,576,500
AWARDS RECEIVED IN FY 2020
2,754
Students
84.9 %
1st year retention rate of Fall 2019 student cohort

What's Happening

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May. 12, 2022

A bottomless hole, a tiny fish, and an ongoing preservation legacy that took a UNLV professor all the way to the Supreme Court and created one of North America's most important conservation sites.

women in africa carrying water jugs
May. 11, 2022

Hydrophilanthropy, the practice of aiding those in water-scarce regions, can transform lives. But when done carelessly, it can lead to immeasurable harm.

UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield at commencement
May. 10, 2022

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

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May. 10, 2022

Confronted in our desert backyard by the inescapable effects of a deteriorating environment, these UNLV researchers, professors, and activists are fighting to mitigate the effects of climate change on scientific, legal, and sociological fronts.

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May. 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

Announcements

In The News

Accomplishments

Experts

HiPSEC

High Pressure Science and Engineering Center

The High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (HiPSEC) is supported by the DOE-NNSA Stewardship Science Academic Alliances. HiPSEC is based at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and is a multidisciplinary research group consisting of faculty, staff and students of the Physics and Astronomy , Geoscience, Chemistry and Engineering Departments.