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Astronomy on Tap Triangle – Greg Sloan

Dr. Greg Sloan, Space Telescope Science “Introducing the James Webb Space Telescope” Join us on Tuesday, May 4 at 7pm for our last AoT Triangle of spring 2021! This time we'll hear from Dr. Greg Sloan, support scientist at the … Continued

Physics and Astronomy Thesis Defense – Ward Howard

UNC-CH Physics and Astronomy Thesis Defense Ward Howard "Investigating exoplanet habitability and the stellar magnetism of cool stars across half the Southern sky via superflares, starspots, and stellar rotation" Stellar flares are stochastic events that occur when a star's magnetic … Continued

Physics and Astronomy Thesis Proposal Presentation – Kaitlyn Morrell

UNC-CH Physics and Astronomy Thesis Proposal Presentation Kaitlyn Morrell "Auxiliary-Field Quantum Monte Carlo Approaches to Finite-Temperature Quantum Matter" Accurate thermodynamic predictions for nuclear matter, which in some regimes is well modeled by the unitary Fermi gas, are in high demand. … Continued

Physics and Astronomy Thesis Proposal Presentation – Brady Bos

UNC-CH Physics and Astronomy Thesis Proposal Presentation Brady Bos “Enhanced Detector Geometries for a Next Generation Tonne-scale Ge-76 Based 0vbb Experiment” The Large Enriched Germanium Experiment for Neutrinoless double-beta Decay (LEGEND) is a next-generation experiment searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay … Continued

Physics and Astronomy Thesis Defense – Christopher Moakler

UNC-CH Physics and Astronomy Thesis Defense Christopher Moakler “The Hydra String Method and its Application to High Dimensional Potential Energy Surfaces Arising from Granular Systems” Granular materials are a ubiquitous yet ill-understood class of media. Different approaches and techniques have … Continued

LGBTQ+ Allyship in the Classroom Workshop for staff/faculty

A student-led group of undergrads, grad students, faculty, and staff within the Physics & Astronomy department has put together an LGBTQ+ Allyship in the Classroom Workshop. This is for educators to learn how to make their classrooms more inclusive for … Continued

Physics and Astronomy Thesis Proposal Presentation – Benjamin C Kaiser

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UNC-CH Physics and Astronomy Thesis Proposal Presentation Benjamin C Kaiser, Advisor; J Christopher Clemens “Lithium Pollution of White Dwarfs as the Key to Resolving the Cosmological Lithium Problem” Tidal disruption and subsequent accretion of planetesimals by white dwarfs can reveal … Continued

UNC Physics Colloquium – Jon Engel

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UNC Physics Colloquium Jon Engel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "Why Quantum Computing?" I provide a basic introduction to the theory of quantum computing and its application in physics. After presenting a toy problem to illustrate general-purpose quantum … Continued