Peter Higgs receiving an Honorary PhD from Carol Folt on March 3, 2015.
UNC Professor Nick Law and his team of graduate students have commissioned Evryscope to survey the sky for planets transiting white dwarfs and other transient phenomena. See the writeup in Science magazine.
UNC-CH Chancellor Carol Folt, Dr. Stephen Hawking, and UNC Professor Laura Mersini-Houghton at the Hawking Radiation Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, August 24-29, 2015. Read about the event here.
The American Physical Society (APS) Bridge Program seeks to increase the number of underrepresented minorities (URMs) with physics PhDs. Recognizing that a disproportionate number of URM students may get a late start in physics, have inadequate opportunities for high-level coursework, … Continued
Prof. Laura Mersini-Houghton was invited to give a public lecture in Kosova, organized by DOKU.TECH and the Ipko Foundation. The lecture attracted an audience of over 400 people and was followed by 30 minutes of Q&A. More details here.
The UNC-CH Department of Physics & Astronomy has completed a multi-stage transformation (begun in 2004) of our introductory physics instruction, in which we created four new courses to provide students with education in exciting and relevant physics topics using effective, … Continued
We are delighted to report that Assoc. Prof. Oldenburg has been selected to serve on the Biomedical Imaging Technology-A (BMIT-A) study section at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for four years starting July 1. The role of study sections … Continued