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Department staff awards for 2021 announced!

November 25, 2021

Every year, our Department celebrates our excellent staff with three awards. This year, the awardees are: Jhon Cimmino – Donna Braxton Staff Excellence Award (top comments) Shane Brogan – Team Player Award (top comments) Cassandra Houston – Personal Achievement Award … Continued

Physics & Astronomy Ally Spotlight: Joaquín Drut

November 15, 2021

The Ally Spotlight is a new project from the Diversity Committee designed to celebrate staff, faculty, and students who have taken the initiative to develop their allyship skills to help foster a more inclusive department. This month, we are featuring … Continued

Laurie McNeil Elected to APS Board of Directors

November 10, 2021

The Department of Physics and Astronomy’s own, Laurie McNeil, was one of 3 people elected from the Council of Representatives of the American Physical Society to join the Board of Directors from 2022-2024. The Board has overall responsibility for the … Continued

Graduate Students Pioneer Peer Mentorship Program

November 10, 2021

Graduate students from Physics & Astronomy and the Department of Chemistry pioneered a peer mentorship initiative, alongside the Graduate School’s professional development program in order to better serve incoming graduate students.  In 2020, Department of Physics Ph.D. first-year student Taylor Robinson came to UNC-Chapel Hill … Continued

A New Way To Explore The Night Sky

November 10, 2021

A group of graduate students led by associate professor Nick Law have spent the past year designing, engineering and developing a prototype for a new telescope system that will allow researchers to explore phenomena that no one has been capable … Continued

Prof Mersini-Houghton Interview by Physics World podcast

September 20, 2021

Prof Mersini-Houghton interview by Physics World at IoP about her theory of the origin of the universe from a quantum landscape multiverse and its observational tested predictions. Follow the link below to listen to the Pod Cast titled “Probing the … Continued

Robert V.F. Janssens Named New Director of TUNL

September 8, 2021

Robert V.F. Janssens is the new Director of the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL), which is one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Centers of Excellence. Professor Janssens joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy in 2017. Prior to coming … Continued