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The Invisible Chase

January 15, 2021

Just over 100 years ago, physicists stumbled upon an elementary particle that could answer questions about the origin of the universe. Elusive and almost nonexistent, neutrinos may be the solution to understanding everything from the Big Bang to the inner … Continued

NASA’s 2021 ExoExplorers

January 6, 2021

Astronomy Graduate Student Amy Glazier has been selected for the inaugural cohort of NASA’s Exoplanet Explorers program. One of ten early-career scientists selected nationally for the program, Amy will join the NASA ExoExplorers team, present her research to the exoplanet … Continued

Can white dwarfs help solve the cosmological lithium problem?

January 6, 2021

UNC Chapel Hill explores new method for measuring galactic evolution of lithium.   In a new Report led by UNC graduate student Ben Kaiser and published in the journal Science, astrophysicists and astronomers from UNC, the University of Montreal, and Los Alamos National Lab … Continued

December Student Spotlight: Morgan Clark

December 1, 2020

Morgan Clark, a fourth year doctoral student in neutrino physics, explains the impact and importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in the Physics and Astronomy Department. Earlier this year, Clark was selected as the first DEI Scholar. She … Continued

The Cosmological Lithium Problem

September 14, 2020

The Cosmological Lithium Problem The standard model of the Big Bang rests on three observational pillars. The first is the cosmic microwave background radiation. The second is the cosmic expansion as measured by the light from distant supernovae. The third … Continued

Emergence of a pseudogap in ultracold gases

August 4, 2020

The most recent publication by Associate Prof. Joaquin Drut, in collaboration with Aurel Bulgac and Adam Richie-Halford from the University of Washington, appeared today in Physical Review Letters. In this work, Drut and colleagues investigate strongly correlated Fermi systems with pairing … Continued

Toward the quantum many-body problem, one particle at a time.

July 30, 2020

The latest work of graduate student Yaqi Hou and associate professor Joaquin Drut just appeared in Physical Review Letters, highlighted as Editor’s suggestion. Hou and Drut pushed to new heights a non-perturbative computational technique (also originally developed and applied by Drut’s … Continued