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

Engel Awarded DOE Nuclear Physics Grant for UNC-Led Research

January 28, 2016

The Department of Energy recently announced grant awards for three Topical Theory Collaborations, multi-institution research collaborations to address particularly important topics in nuclear physics. “Nuclear Theory for Double-Beta Decay and Fundamental Symmetries (DBD Collaboration),” led by UNC Physics and Astronomy … Continued

UNC Research Receives RCSA Scialog Award

January 22, 2016

The Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) recently announced that six Scialog team awards would be dispersed between thirteen research fellows. The Scialog Time Domain Astrophysics conference in October 2015 included forty-nine Scialog fellows, considered top early career researchers in … Continued

Drut, Heckman Receive Junior Faculty Development Awards

December 28, 2015

UNC Physics and Astronomy Professors Joaquin Drut and Jonathan Heckman have both received Junior Faculty Development Awards this year. Dr. Heckman won his award to support research in “compactified” string theory, and seeks ways to extend the standard model of … Continued

Breaking the Silos

December 15, 2015

The Institute for Cosmology, Subatomic Matter, and Symmetries (CoSMS Institute) is currently profiled on the UNC College of Arts and Sciences website. The Institute is a scientific collaboration between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State … Continued

Probing Nuclear Reactions in Stars

December 14, 2015

Research conducted by the Laboratory for Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics (LENA) has been given a spotlight at the US Department of Energy website. UNC Physics and Astronomy Professors Christian Iliadis and Art Champagne are collaborators in experiments which measure thermonuclear fusion … Continued

Forged in the Heart of Stars

November 16, 2015

UNC Professor Christian Iliadis, along with Prof. Sumner Starrfield and Frank Timmes of Arizona State, were awarded a $700,000 NASA grant to better understand how supernovae evolve prior to explosion. Their study seeks to resolve uncertainties in how stars create … Continued

TUNL Celebrates 50 Years

November 13, 2015

Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) celebrates fifty years of service to research and education this month. It is one of only four Department of Energy Centers of Excellence in the United States. TUNL is a collaboration between UNC, Duke, and … Continued

Four UNC Physics Majors Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

November 13, 2015

Phi Beta Kappa honor society inducted 144 new members into its UNC chapter during a ceremony on November 9, 2015. Remarks at the event were given by Emil Kang, UNC Executive Director for the Arts and the Executive and Artistic … Continued

AIP Recognizes UNC Physics’ Undergraduate Program

October 19, 2015

Data recently published by the American Institute of Physics shows that UNC Physics and Astronomy averaged 29 bachelor’s degrees from 2012 – 2014. The organization recognized UNC among national physics programs with PhD programs that have averaged granting 20 or … Continued