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Burk Receives Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award

February 17, 2014

The Graduate School has announced Laurel Burk, a postdoctoral research associate with UNC Physics and Astronomy, as the 2014 recipient of the Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award for Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering. The award recognizes exemplary scholarly work in doctoral … Continued

Two Physics and Astronomy Faculty Among Teaching Award Recipients

January 31, 2014

Chancellor Carol Folt announced the winners of the 2014 University Teaching Awards during halftime of the January 26 men’s basketball game. Professor Christian Iliadis was announced as the university’s nominee for the Board of Governors’ Award for Excellence in Teaching, … Continued

Amy Oldenburg Receives NSF CAREER Award

December 5, 2013

Assistant Professor Amy Oldenburg, Physics & Astronomy, has received an NSF CAREER award for her project titled “Imaging multi-scale viscoelastic properties of cancer-associated remodeling.” The project involves the development of a novel optical imaging instrument combining holography and optical coherence … Continued

New Cancer Therapy Developed Based on UNC Physics Research

November 27, 2013

UNC Physics Professors Otto Zhou and Jianping Lu, along with Radiation Oncology Professor Sha Chang, have developed a promising new therapy for cancer tumors that is based on carbon nanotube x-ray emitters developed in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. … Continued

Majorana Experiment Interview with Steven Elliott

July 25, 2013

Steven Elliott, a fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, recently spoke with South Dakota Public Broadcasting regarding the Majorana experiment. The experiment is a search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of germanium-76, and involves over 100 collaborators from … Continued

UNC Selected for AAU Project for STEM Education

June 27, 2013

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named a project site for the Association of American Universities’ (AAU) five-year initiative to improve the quality of undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields at its … Continued

Middle-school Star Gazers

March 27, 2013

About 1,400 middle school students will be able to explore the universe with high-tech robotic telescopes in Chile and Chapel Hill through UNC’s global Skynet system. It’s part of a new $1.6 million National Science Foundation grant to encourage interest … Continued

SCALE-UP in Carolina Arts & Sciences Magazine

March 27, 2013

There’s a place on campus where you can actually hear learning happening. That place is in Phillips Hall 206 and 208, where students in introductory physics classes sit at round tables instead of in rows of desks. They listen to … Continued