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Congratulations to Beverly Loftin: Manager of the Year!

May 26, 2022

Beverly received the Manager of the Year award, presented by the University Managers Association (UMA). The award is presented at the UMA’s annual meeting. The Manager of the Year Award is sponsored by the UMA and is based on University … Continued

Astronomers find hidden trove of massive black holes 

May 24, 2022

Newfound black holes in dwarf galaxies shed light on the origin of our galaxy’s supermassive black hole.    Adapted from EurekAlert news release posted 5/24/2022. Hiding in plain sight A team led by astronomers in the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of … Continued

Congratulations Phi Beta Kappa inductees!

May 12, 2022

Congratulations to our Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Phi Beta Kappa inductees: Max Kremer, Giovani Leone, Boyuan Li, Weston Murdock, Jeshurun Luke, Ravi Pitelka, Megan Pramojaney, and Nick Walton! Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary … Continued

2002 UNC Physics graduate earns NSF Early CAREER Award

April 12, 2022

A former Tar Heel was recently awarded an NSF Early CAREER Faculty Award, which is a prestigious grant recognizing faculty members’ leadership in research and education. Johannes Pollanen is a 2002 graduate of the UNC Department of Physics and Astronomy. … Continued

Stardust from Stellar Explosions

April 5, 2022

Presolar stardust grains found in primitive meteorites are believed to retain the isotopic composition of stellar outflows at the time of grain condensation. Therefore, laboratory measurements of their isotopic ratios represent sensitive probes for investigating open questions related to stellar … Continued

Career Workshops for Students

January 5, 2022

The Physics & Astronomy Department announces a series of career workshops for students! The workshops will be appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate students at all stages of their studies (i.e. not just for those who need a job in … Continued