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James Dobbins receives Lifetime Achievement Award

December 1, 2023

James T. Dobbins III, PhD, FAAPM, FSPIE, BSPHYS ’78 (UNC-CH), received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2023 from the Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs, Inc (SDAMPP). Dobbins, now retired, spent his entire 37-year career on the faculty … Read more

Congrats Phi Beta Kappa Inductees!

November 17, 2023

Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society, inducted 259 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students as new members. Less than 1% of all college students qualify for acceptance. Past and present Phi Beta … Read more

Sarah Vickers wins Best Undergraduate Talk at SESAPS meeting

November 16, 2023

Sarah Vickers, one of our majors, won the competition for Best Undergraduate Talk at the recent Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society (SESAPS) meeting at Eastern Kentucky University. SESAPS holds meetings to advance and spread knowledge of physics in … Read more

Erickcek and Iliadis elected APS Fellows!

October 19, 2023

Congratulations to Adrienne Erickcek and Christian Iliadis on being elected as Fellows of the American Physical Society! Christian’s citation reads: “For pioneering direct measurements of stellar nuclear reactions and fundamental contributions to our understanding of stellar evolution and explosions,” Adrienne’s citation … Read more

Congratulations SPS National Council Inductee

September 20, 2023

The SPS National Council is proud to announce the 2023-24 SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma Council! Em Chittenden of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is now the Associate Zone Councilor. Chittenden will represent the Physics and Astronomy Department in … Read more

Rubin Prize Winner – Carl Rodriguez

May 25, 2023

The American Astronomical Society’s Division on Dynamical Astronomy (DDA) is pleased to announce that the 2023 recipient of the Vera Rubin Early Career Award is Dr. Carl Rodriguez of the University of North Carolina, for his novel and sustained contributions to our understanding of dynamics of … Read more

News from alumni: Adam Falk

May 17, 2023

One of our most distinguished graduates, Adam Falk (BS 1987), will be the orator at the Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises at Harvard on May 23rd. Adam got his PhD at Harvard in 1991 and subsequently joined the physics faculty … Read more