MCNEIL LEADS TASK FORCE ON CAREER PREPARATION

December 8, 2017

An article co-authored by Prof. Laurie McNeil of the UNC Physics & Astronomy Department was published in the November 2017 issue of Physics Today.  The article describes the report Phys21: Preparing Physics Students for 21st Century Careers prepared by the … Continued

Eclipse images from Prof. Steven Christensen

August 29, 2017

UNC Physics and Astronomy Adjunct Professor Steven Christensen captured several amazing pictures of the 8/21 solar eclipse from Niota, Tennessee. The area experienced two minutes and thirty-nine seconds of totality. Niota and the surrounding communities in Eastern Tennessee were among … Continued

Bartram wins award at TAUP 2017

August 14, 2017

Chelsea Bartram, a graduate student in the UNC Department of Physics and Astronomy, has received the Third Prize for her poster presented at TAUP 2017 — The XV International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics. The conference was … Continued

Hermes’ White Dwarf Research Featured by AAS

June 8, 2017

The American Astronomical Society recently featured UNC Physics and Astronomy postdoctoral associate and Hubble Fellow J.J. Hermes‘ research surrounding a newly discovered white dwarf.  Designated SDSSJ0837+1856, the white dwarf is “unusually massive,” and its uniqueness allows study of the rotation … Continued

Othman Featured in Endeavors

March 9, 2017

Gulden (Joule) Othman, a third-year graduate student in UNC Physics and Astronomy, was recently featured in Endeavors magazine’s ‘Women in Science Wednesdays’ for March 8, 2016. The full interview with the UNC research magazine can be found here. Congratulations, Joule!

Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics 2017

February 1, 2017

Over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday (13-15 January), thirteen UNC physics majors attended the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics at Virginia Tech. This conference was one of ten sponsored by the American Physical Society, held simultaneously all over … Continued

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