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Laurie McNeil Elected to APS Board of Directors

November 10, 2021

The Department of Physics and Astronomy’s own, Laurie McNeil, was one of 3 people elected from the Council of Representatives of the American Physical Society to join the Board of Directors from 2022-2024. The Board has overall responsibility for the … Continued

Graduate Students Pioneer Peer Mentorship Program

November 10, 2021

Graduate students from Physics & Astronomy and the Department of Chemistry pioneered a peer mentorship initiative, alongside the Graduate School’s professional development program in order to better serve incoming graduate students.  In 2020, Department of Physics Ph.D. first-year student Taylor Robinson came to UNC-Chapel Hill … Continued

A New Way To Explore The Night Sky

November 10, 2021

A group of graduate students led by associate professor Nick Law have spent the past year designing, engineering and developing a prototype for a new telescope system that will allow researchers to explore phenomena that no one has been capable … Continued

Prof Mersini-Houghton Interview by Physics World podcast

September 20, 2021

Prof Mersini-Houghton interview by Physics World at IoP about her theory of the origin of the universe from a quantum landscape multiverse and its observational tested predictions. Follow the link below to listen to the Pod Cast titled “Probing the … Continued

Robert V.F. Janssens Named New Director of TUNL

September 8, 2021

Robert V.F. Janssens is the new Director of the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL), which is one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Centers of Excellence. Professor Janssens joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy in 2017. Prior to coming … Continued

Evolution of Non-Gaussian Hydrodynamic Fluctuations

August 18, 2021

The most recent publication by Asst. Prof. Gokce Basar and Postdoctoral Associate Xin An, in collaboration with Mikahil Stephanov and Ho-Ung Yee from UIC, appeared today in Physical Review Letters. In this paper, they derive the evolution equations for non-Gaussian measures … Continued

Quantum Many-Body Days

August 11, 2021

The conference on Recent Progress in Many-Body Theories (RPMBT) will take place here at UNC in September 2022. As a bridge program, this year we are hosting a series of virtual talks in September 2021: the Quantum Many-Body Days. The format of … Continued