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Prof. Laura Mersini-Houghton Featured in BBC Documentary

September 10, 2015

The theory of the origin of our universe from the landscape multiverse developed by Prof. Mersini-Houghton at UNC-Chapel Hill was recently featured in the BBC-Horizon documentary ‘Which universe are we in’, where Prof. Mersini-Houghton is interviewed. The existence of several … Continued

Folt, Hawking Kick Off Physics Conference in Stockholm

August 25, 2015

UNC-CH Chancellor Carol Folt welcomed Stephen Hawking on Monday before he delivered a lecture to kick off the Hawking Radiation Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. The conference is co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Nordic Institute … Continued

STEM Education at UNC Profiled in Inside Higher Ed

August 24, 2015

Inside Higher Ed has profiled the Association of American Universities’ undergraduate science initiative, including efforts at UNC to improve introductory-level science courses through innovative teaching methods that pull emphasis away from the traditional lecture model and encourage participatory, immersive learning. … Continued

Berger Profiled in UNC Spotlight Article

August 11, 2015

First-year UNC Physics and Astronomy graduate student Casey Berger was recently profiled by the University in a Spotlight article. Berger is a Royster Fellow, one of only 29 selected worldwide by the UNC graduate school for this academic year, and … Continued

Stephen Hawking to Speak at UNC Co-Sponsored Conference

August 4, 2015

Stephen Hawking and other renowned physicists will be attending a conference on Hawking Radiation during the week of August 24-29 in Stockholm, Sweden. The purpose of the conference is to discuss whether singularities exist in black holes and the role … Continued

UNC Evryscope Profiled in Science Magazine

August 4, 2015

A telescope designed by UNC Professor Nicholas Law and his team is profiled in the latest issue of Science Magazine. The Everyscope, which takes images of the whole sky every two minutes to look for exoplanets transiting in front of … Continued

Iliadis Publishes New Edition of “Nuclear Physics of Stars”

April 30, 2015

UNC physics professor Christian Iliadis publishes the second, enlarged edition of a textbook, entitled “Nuclear Physics of Stars”. The first edition, published in 2007, has been widely used by instructors for teaching classes on nuclear astrophysics and has become the … Continued

Students Begin Classes in Renovated Phillips 335

January 26, 2015

Students are finally getting the opportunity to utilize Phillips 335 following renovation of the space to create a new classroom.  The former library / storage space has been given an overhaul in order to allow students to have a better … Continued

Combating Cosmic Rays With the Majorana Project

November 19, 2014

An article in the October 2014 issue of Physics World Magazine discusses the Majorana team’s work in the Sanford Underground Research Facility to combat cosmic radiation which interferes with their neutrino experiments. The project’s overall goal is to test whether … Continued