UNC Alumnus Awarded the Pegram Award by the APS

January 22, 2017

The Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society has presented the 2016 Pegram Award to Dr. Kent Price of Morehead State University (Tennessee). Kent received his PhD from UNC (working with Laurie McNeil) in 1998 and is currently an Associate … Continued

UNC Partner Unveils Device Using CNT Technology at RSNA

December 1, 2016

UNC partner Carestream Health unveiled a mobile medical imaging device at the 2016 meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, IL. The annual meeting is the largest radiology conference in the world. Carestream’s device features carbon … Continued

PROMPT image featured as NASA Astronomy Image of the Day

September 29, 2016

An image of the Statue of Liberty Nebula (NGC 3576), taken at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile (CTIO), was featured on September 28, 2016 as NASA’s Astronomy Image of the Day. The featured photo was taken by PROMPT, … Continued

Laura Mersini-Houghton Meets with Albanian Prime Minister

September 20, 2016

UNC Physics and Astronomy Professor Laura Mersini-Houghton sat down over the summer to meet with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama. “It was a great honour and pleasure to meet Laura Mersini, Albanian star of astrophysics, living for years in the … Continued

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

September 1, 2016

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

August 18, 2016

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

Champagne named new TUNL director

July 20, 2016

Art Champagne is the new Director of the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL), which is one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Centers of Excellence. Professor Champagne joined Carolina in 1990. Prior to coming to UNC he was an Assistant … Continued

Othman, Went Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

March 30, 2016

Two UNC Physics and Astronomy students, Joule Othman and Cora Went, have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for 2016. Joule is a second year graduate student at UNC, concentrating in Nuclear Physics. She completed her undergraduate work … Continued

Kannappan Honored With University Award for the Advancement of Women

March 10, 2016

UNC Physics and Astronomy Professor Sheila Kannappan was among four university leaders who received the University Award for the Advancement of Women for 2016. The award, which was introduced in 2006, recognizes significant accomplishment in mentoring, recruiting, offering professional development … Continued