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  • Congratulations Phi Beta Kappa inductees!

    Congratulations to our Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Phi Beta Kappa inductees: Max Kremer, Giovani Leone, Boyuan Li, Weston Murdock, Jeshurun Luke, Ravi Pitelka, Megan Pramojaney, and Nick Walton! Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary … Continued

  • Headshot of Johannes Pollanen.

    2002 UNC Physics graduate earns NSF Early CAREER Award

    A former Tar Heel was recently awarded an NSF Early CAREER Faculty Award, which is a prestigious grant recognizing faculty members’ leadership in research and education. Johannes Pollanen is a 2002 graduate of the UNC Department of Physics and Astronomy. … Continued

  • Stardust from Stellar Explosions

    Presolar stardust grains found in primitive meteorites are believed to retain the isotopic composition of stellar outflows at the time of grain condensation. Therefore, laboratory measurements of their isotopic ratios represent sensitive probes for investigating open questions related to stellar … Continued

  • Four members of the UNC Department of Physics and Astronomy -- one professor, two graduate students, and one undergraduate student -- pose for a photo in front of Phillips Hall on UNC's Chapel Hill campus.

    Science Magazine features Physics and Astronomy Department’s diversity efforts among notable programs

    Diversity initiatives at the UNC Department of Physics and Astronomy were highlighted as exemplars in a March 3 Science Magazine article, which was published alongside several stories investigating the underrepresentation of Black physicists. Fix the System, Not the Students draws … Continued

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