UNC Physics and Astronomy named as Partnership Site for the American Physical Society Bridge Program

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

Dr. Laura Mersini-Houghton speaks at DOKU:TECH Special Edition on July 21, 2016.  (Photo credit: Ipko Foundation)

DOKU:TECH Special Edition Features Prof. Laura Mersini-Houghton

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.


Introductory Physics Instruction Changes Fully Implemented

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


Amy Oldenburg Appointed to Biomedical Imaging Study Section at the National Institutes of Health

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

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