The Sanford Lab in Lead, South Dakota, will be featured in a category on Jeopardy! this Friday, 2/21/2014. The lab is the home of research related to the MAJORANA project. Click the link below for the full story.Sanford Lab Featured on Jeopardy!
The Graduate School has announced Laurel Burk, a postdoctoral research associate with UNC Physics and Astronomy, as the 2014 recipient of the Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award for Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering. The award recognizes exemplary scholarly work in doctoral dissertation projects. Four awards are announced each year, spanning four categories. Winners of this award may be submitted by the university to the Council of Graduate Schools for national recognition. This is a very high honor, and the UNC Physics and Astronomy department wishes to congratulate Laurel for this outstanding achievement.
Chancellor Carol Folt announced the winners of the 2014 University Teaching Awards during halftime of the January 26 men’s basketball game. Professor Christian Iliadis was announced as the university’s nominee for the Board of Governors’ Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Professor Charles Evans was recognized for a Distinguished Teaching Award for his post-baccalaureate instruction. These awards are the highest recognition for teaching excellence on campus. The department would like to congratulate both faculty members for their hard work and dedication.