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  • ARE WE ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE LECTURE SERIES WITH JOHN LATTANZI0

        John Lattanzio is an astrophysicist who works on understanding stars and how they make the elements that comprise our world. He serves as President of the International Astronomical Union’s Commission on Stellar Evolution and is a professor in … Continued

  • UNC’S EVRYSCOPE DETECTS A SUPERFLARE

        UNC’s Evryscope has detected a superflare that briefly made the tiny star Proxima Centauri (https://arxiv.org/pdf/1804.02001.pdf), the nearest star to our Sun, near100x brighter. Proxima Centauri hosts a likely terrestrial-mass planet in its habitable-zone, but Proxima Centauri’s extreme stellar activity casts doubt … Continued

  • MAJORANA collaboration explores questions about the formation of the universe

    Neutrinos are very small particles which react weakly with mass.  Measuring their reactions involves an environment with incredibly low background radiation and interference.  The MAJORANA Demonstrator experiment is a collaboration of 129 researchers from 27 institutions and 6 countries which … Continued

  • ANTONACCI SELECTED AS DEAN’S GRADUATE FELLOW

    Michael Antonacci, Physics and Astronomy Graduate working in Dr. Branca’s lab, has been selected as a Dean’s Graduate Fellow in the College of Art and Science for the Academic Year 2018-2019. Michael distinguished himself as outstanding researcher and teacher. As … Continued

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