News Archive

Ali Sulaiman
Research, Research News

Ringleader: New faculty member is expert in planetary physics

Posted July 25, 2022

This fall, the School will welcome Ali Sulaiman to the space physics group.

Roger Stuewer
General

Gift establishes Roger and Helga Stuewer library

Posted July 23, 2022

Professor Emeritus Roger Stuewer, historian of physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy and founder of the University’s Program in History of Science and Technology, and his wife Helga, have donated their large and valuable collection of books and papers to the School.

Vlad pribiag
General, Research News

Pribiag leads team that receives $1.4M Keck Foundation grant to study possible breakthrough in quantum computing

Posted July 12, 2022

A team led by School of Physics and Astronomy Associate Professor Vlad Pribiag has received an award from the W. M. Keck Foundation to study a new process that could lead to a breakthrough in quantum computing.

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
Research, Research News

Woodward research takes a look at the fastest nova on record

Posted June 29, 2022

A research report, co-authored by Professor Charles Woodward of the School of Physics and Astronomy describes the unusual quirks of V1674 Hercules, the fastest nova ever on record.

Rajdeep Chatterjee
General

Chatterjee receives Young Researcher Prize

Posted June 28, 2022

Rajdeep Mohan Chatterjee received the 2022 Young Researcher Prize from the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland.

Ramanakumar Sankar
Research, Research News

School leads citizen science effort to study Jupiter's atmosphere

Posted June 21, 2022

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

group of theoretical physicists standing together in front of the mississippi river on a sunny day

New grant will expand FTPI programs

Posted June 17, 2022

The William I Fine Theoretical Physics Institute (FTPI) has received a Simons Grant of over half a million dollars to help bolster the Institute's mission of being one of the regional centers for theoretical physics.

Jenna Freedburg
General

Freedberg Receives Student Leadership Award

Posted May 27, 2022

Jenna Freedberg, graduate student in the School of Physics and Astronomy, received a 2022 President's Student Leadership and Service Award.

Scholarship and Awards
General

2022 Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients

Posted May 11, 2022

There are 31 undergraduate recipients for 14 separate scholarships.

fellowships and awards
General

2022 Graduate Awards and Fellowships

Posted May 6, 2022

There are 11 graduate award and fellowship recipients in the School for 2021.