Observation of Gravitational Waves From a Binary Black Hole Merger

Dr. Patrick Brady from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee visited UNC Physics and Astronomy on 3/3/2016 to discuss the recent LIGO detection of gravitational waves, a finding which reinforced a fundamental part of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.

Carolina Faculty Look Back at Historic Conference

UNC faculty discuss their involvement with the Hawking Radiation Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, which took place August 24-29, 2015.

USING ROBO-AO TO VERIFY EXOPLANETS

This timelapse video (from Christoph Baranec, Robo-AO PI) shows Robo-AO using its laser to target planet candidates identified by NASA’s Kepler mission. Graduate Student Carl Zeigler, his advisor Professor Nick Law, and collaborators at Princeton & Hawaii are using these results to confirm thousands of exoplanet candidates and to explore the effects of stellar companions on planetary formation.