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School of Physics and Astronomy

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The Red Hypergiant VY CMa – Betelgeuse on Steroids

Professor Roberta Humphreys of the School of Physics and Astronomy led a study with the Hubble Space Telescope to explain the origin of numerous high mass-loss ejections from a very massive star.
Zhen Liu

The School Welcomes Zhen Liu to the faculty

Assistant Professor Zhen Liu joined the school on December 28, 2020. He is originally from Zhenghou, an ancient city in central China. “I grew up near the old dirt city wall built 2200 years ago,”
Vlad Pribiag

Pribiag to help lead NSF-funded ‘Global Quantum Leap’

Effort aims to accelerate the discovery of next generation computing and communications systems
Cecil J. Waddington

Remembering Cecil “Jake” Waddington, 1929-2020

Emeritus Professor Jake Waddington of the School of Physics and Astronomy passed away on October 1, 2020. He was 91 years old.