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Rubin Prize Winner – Carl Rodriguez

May 25, 2023

The American Astronomical Society’s Division on Dynamical Astronomy (DDA) is pleased to announce that the 2023 recipient of the Vera Rubin Early Career Award is Dr. Carl Rodriguez of the University of North Carolina, for his novel and sustained contributions to our understanding of dynamics of … Continued

Congratulations Phi Beta Kappa Inductees

May 12, 2023

Congratulations to our two Physics and Astronomy majors that have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa: Abigail Hailey Dunnigan Andrew Hanan Mattson And a minor: Rachel Elizabeth Emrick 219 students were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa at UNC-Chapel Hill. Past … Continued

Retired Faculty Association Leadership Award: Tom Clegg

May 4, 2023

The RFA Executive Committee is pleased to announce the selection of four outstanding recipients of the 2023 RFA Leadership Award. Originally established to recognize those who provided leadership to the Retired Faculty Association, eligibility was expanded in 2013 to include … Continued

Physics Undergrads Start Successful Student Group

April 26, 2023

Successful student group, Trash Force, started by physics undergrads and advised by Dr. Jennifer Weinberg-Wolf has been cleaning up campus and gaining popularity! By Rachel Boyd Chapel Hill Trash Force may not the most glamorous club on UNC’s campus, but these … Continued


April 16, 2023

NSF just announced their Graduate Research Fellowship Program award winners and we are pleased to announce Madyson Barber and Guadalupe Duran have both received fellowship awards. This five year fellowship includes three years of financial support as well as a cost … Continued

A New Paper Sheds Light on the Nature of Atomic Nuclei

December 1, 2022

Everything in the universe, from the largest galaxies down to individual atoms, is governed by four fundamental forces, which together describe how particles interact with each other and make up the world as we know it. These include the electromagnetic … Continued

Congratulations Phi Beta Kappa Inductees

November 8, 2022

In 1776, five students at the College of William & Mary founded Phi Beta Kappa as a society devoted to the pursuit of liberal education and intellectual fellowship. Phi Beta Kappa continues to honor those who achieve excellence in a … Continued