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Ali Sulaiman

Ringleader: New Faculty Member is Expert in Planetary Physics

August 9, 2022
This fall, the School of Physics and Astronomy will welcome Ali Sulaiman to the space physics group.
Above is an illustration of an intermediate polar system, a type of two-star system that the research team thinks V1674 Hercules belongs to. A flow of gas from the large companion star impacts an accretion disk before flowing along magnetic field lines onto the white dwarf

Woodward research takes a look at the fastest nova on record

June 29, 2022
A research report, co-authored by Professor Charles Woodward of the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics describes the unusual quirks of V1674 Hercules, the fastest nova ever on record.
Ramanakumar Sankar

School leads citizen science effort to study Jupiter's atmosphere

June 21, 2022
Ramanakumar Sankar, a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Physics and Astronomy is leading the latest Zooniverse project, Jovian Vortex Hunter.


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