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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

Statement from the Physics & Astronomy Diversity Committee

June 12, 2020

From June 4, 2020 Many of us have reacted in horror to the senseless killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, and other recent acts of violence against Black Americans that have consumed the country. As a departmental community … Continued

NSF Grad Fellowships For Past and Present UNC Chapel Hill Students

April 1, 2020

We are proud to announce that Samantha Pagan, a former student, Margie Bruff, a current undergraduate student, and Nick Bryden, a graduate student, have received NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Awards. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports … Continued

Laura Mersini-Houghton Featured On “Closer To The Truth” On PBS

March 30, 2020

Our very own Laura Mersini-Houghton is being featured on PBS’s “Closer To The Truth” series as they focus on Women In Science. You can access her episodes and interviews via https://www.closertotruth.com/contributor/laura-mersini-houghton/profile In honor of Women’s History Month in the US … Continued

Apply for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholar position

February 24, 2020

This semester, the P&A department will be choosing a graduate student to serve as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholar responsible for planning events and organizing resources related to improving the department’s recruitment of diverse students at the undergraduate and … Continued