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Chalk Talk

Phillips 277

Reginald Bain- Candidate to teaching faculty chalk talk.

Astronomy on Tap

Astronomy on Tap Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, NC   A collapsing star produces a brilliant supernova, as bright as a galaxy for a short time, and also a huge blast of neutrinos.  Neutrinos are “ghostly” particles that most of the … Read more

AM_WISE Climate Survey Town Hall

Phillips 277

We’ll be going over the results from the survey and facilitating discussion of various topics.


Phillips 265 120 East Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC

Igor Andreoni, University of Maryland / NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Title: Seize the night in the era of wide-field optical surveys We are living in a golden era for optical time-domain astronomy. Wide-field surveys such as the Zwicky Transient … Read more

Physics From the Ground Up

Physics From the Ground Up - our monthly talk series hosted at Lanza's Cafe aimed at presenting exciting physics research to the general public.


Phillips 265 120 East Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC

Jorge Piekarewicz, Florida State University Title: Heaven and Earth: Nuclear astrophysics in the multimessenger era The historic detection of gravitational waves from the binary neutron star merger GW170817 by the LIGO-Virgo collaboration is providing fundamental new insights into the astrophysical … Read more

Masters Defense

Chapman 435

Title: Constraining Dark Matter Annihilation in Early Matter Dominated Era Cosmologies Using the Global 21 cm Absorption Signal   Although standard cosmology assumes that relativistic particles dominate the energy density of the Universe quickly after inflation, a variety of well-motivated … Read more

Thesis Defense

Chapman 435

“Resolving the discrepancy between theoretically predicted and experimentally measured 129Xe nuclear spin polarization”   By bringing spins out of thermal equilibrium, nuclear spin hyperpolarization techniques can enhance the nuclear magnetic resonance signal by several orders of magnitude, creating a bulk … Read more

Doctoral Defense

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

The Quantum Thermodynamics Computational Engine - Kaitlyn Morrell   Though studied for decades, the quantum many-body problem remains at the forefront of theoretical research, where the goal of understanding systems of numerous quantum particles is common to astro-, atomic, nuclear, … Read more