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A Sharper Image

May 17, 2021

UNC researchers Jianping Lu and Otto Zhou have spent the last two decades refining technology that makes X-ray machines smaller, faster, safer, and produce clearer images-research that’s changing the world of dentistry, medicine, and security.  In 2005 Jianping’s son was … Continued

Yaqi Hou wins Dissertation Completion Fellowship

April 14, 2021

Physics and Astronomy’s own Yaqi Hou has won a Dissertation Completion Fellowship. This fellowship supports doctoral students in the final year of the dissertation by enabling them to focus full time on research and writing. Compressibility as a function of … Continued

Alumnus Toloza wins prestigious Soros Fellowship

April 14, 2021

We are excited to share that one of our former Physics majors (2017) Enrique Toloza, has won the P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans Award. This award is for immigrants and the children of immigrants based on merit with an … Continued

NSF GRFP Award Winners

April 5, 2021

NSF just announced their Graduate Research Fellowship Program award winners and we are pleased to announce Taylor Stevenson and Joseph Moscoso have both received fellowship awards. This five year fellowship includes three years of financial support as well as a … Continued

Announcement from the Diversity Committee

March 26, 2021

The Diversity Committee of the Department of Physics and Astronomy would like to offer more than just words as our hearts go out to Asian/Americans recently traumatized by mass violence, and to all in our community who live daily with … Continued

TESS Discovers New Worlds in a River of Young Stars

February 12, 2021

  Using observations from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), a team of astronomers has discovered a trio of hot worlds larger than Earth orbiting a much younger version of our Sun. Called TOI 451, the system resides in the … Continued