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Grad Student Spotlight: Michele Kelley

August 2, 2019

Michele Kelley took her first physics course in college, and only because it was required for her aerospace major. “After I took the first class, I officially switched my major,” she says. Now, the UNC-Chapel Hill doctoral student in physics and … Continued


July 18, 2019

‘Walking in the footsteps of men who walked on the moon’    Carolina’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center played a pivotal role   in American space exploration and discovery, including helping put a man on the moon.   By Emilie Poplett, … Continued


July 18, 2019

  Before Neil Armstrong made his giant leap for mankind, he first walked through the doors of the University’s Morehead Planetarium. From training the country’s earliest astronauts to uncovering new knowledge about the universe, the University of North Carolina at … Continued

Five UNC Alums Participate in PICUP Community Meeting

July 17, 2019

  Former UNC Chapel Hill PhD student Kent Price recently attended a meeting of the PICUP (Partnership for Integration of Computation into Undergraduate Physics) community, and discovered he was one of five UNC alums among an estimated 60 participants and … Continued

Day in the Life of a SPIE Professional: Amy Oldenburg

July 2, 2019

  “First, communication skills, particularly writing. Next, the ability to analyze a complex problem. Finally, grit and determination.”  Lab director Dr. Amy Oldenburg shares three skills necessary to do her job in SPIE Professional Magazine.   Amy’s story can be … Continued

Hill’s Lab featured in Science Translational Medicine

May 16, 2019

      David Hill’s lab was part of a paper featured in last month’s Science Translational Medicine that resulted from a 10 year collaborator between UNC and the University of Western Australia and their AREST CF group that worked … Continued

COIN and LSST-DESC join forces

May 16, 2019

The Cosmostatistics Initiative (COIN), a worldwide interdisciplinary community created to unlock cosmic puzzles, has entered into a strategic agreement with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope-Dark Energy Science Collaboration (LSST-DESC). The LSST is expected to begin observations in 2021 and is one of … Continued

20 years of service milestone

May 16, 2019

Congratulations to Cliff Tysor and Tim O’Brien on achieving their 20 year anniversary with us! We know you have worked hard for this accomplishment and we truly appreciate your dedication.  

Science is Awesome Day at UNC

May 15, 2019

On any given Tuesday afternoon, it isn’t strange to see several hundred students eating lunch on Polk Place. This past Tuesday was no different, only this time, the students might have looked a lot smaller than usual.  Four different elementary … Continued

Dissertation Completion Fellowships Awarded

April 17, 2019

Josh McKenney and Sten Delos were both awarded the Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Graduate School. Dissertation Completion Fellowships support doctoral students in the final year of their dissertation by enabling them to focus full time on research and writing. Recipients cannot hold … Continued