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UNC Physics Colloquium – Andy Rundquist

Phillips 265 120 East Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC

UNC Physics Colloquium Andy Rundquist, Hamline University Changes in the physics higher ed landscape Abstract As the provost for a small, private, liberal arts school in the midwest, where I've been on the physics faculty for 20 years, I am … Continued

UNC PHYSICS VIP UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Phillips 200 120 E. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, NC

UNC PHYSICS VIP UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM Visibility in Physics is pleased to be hosting our annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, a poster-presentation style showcase for undergraduates to share about their research with peers and faculty. We encourage everyone to come support … Continued

Physics Colloquium – Charles Henderson

Phillips 265 120 East Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC

UNC Physics Colloquium Charles Henderson Departments with high-use of active learning in introductory STEM courses: How did they get there? Abstract Abstract: There is now a convincing body of research showing that a wide variety of active learning instructional strategies … Continued

UNC PHYSICS SPECIAL COLLOQUIUM – The Missing Physicists

Chapman 125 120 E. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, NC

UNC Physics Special Colloquium This special colloquium, “The Missing Physicists,” will feature a panel discussion of the March 2022 “Missing Physicists” series in Science about the barriers Black physicists face and potential models for change. Panelists include: Mohammad Ahmed , NC Central … Continued

UNC Physics Colloquium – Wendy Freedman

UNC Physics Colloquium Wendy Freedman, University of Chicago Increasing Accuracy in Measurements of the Hubble Constant: Is There Evidence for New Physics? Abstract An important and unresolved question in cosmology today is whether there is new physics that is missing … Continued

UNC Physics Colloquium – Ulf Danielson

UNC Physics Colloquium Ulf Danielson, Uppsala University Sweden The dark side of string theory Abstract Cosmological horizons, as well as black hole horizons, pose great challenges to fundamental physics. This is true also in string theory, where the black hole … Continued

UNC Physics Dissertation Defense

Phillips 277

KINETIC DECOUPLING OF DARK MATTER IN THE EARLY UNIVERSE AND GEODESIC DEVIATION IN CURVED SPACETIME

Alan Vasquez Soto TPP

Title: Prototyping the Argus Optical Array: A Novel Design for Next-Gen, All-Sky, Array Telescopes   In the past century, time-domain surveys have searched for events with timescales of days to minutes; however, surveys that investigate sub-second optical detections from millisecond- duration … Continued

Pa Chia Thao TTP

Windows into Planetary Evolution:  the Detection and Atmospheric Characterization of Young Planets    A key question in exoplanet research is to understand how planets form and change throughout their lifetime. Young planets (< 1 gigayear old) are pivotal to this … Continued

Masters Defense

"Hazy With a Chance of Star Spots: Constraining the Atmosphere of the Young Planet, K2-33b" Speaker: Pa Chia Thao Studying properties of planets across a wide range of ages will unveil the processes that govern planet's formation and evolution. Although … Continued