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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

Congratulations Phi Beta Kappa Inductees

May 12, 2023

Congratulations to our two Physics and Astronomy majors that have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa: Abigail Hailey Dunnigan Andrew Hanan Mattson And a minor: Rachel Elizabeth Emrick 219 students were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa at UNC-Chapel Hill. Past … Read more

Retired Faculty Association Leadership Award: Tom Clegg

May 4, 2023

The RFA Executive Committee is pleased to announce the selection of four outstanding recipients of the 2023 RFA Leadership Award. Originally established to recognize those who provided leadership to the Retired Faculty Association, eligibility was expanded in 2013 to include … Read more

Physics Undergrads Start Successful Student Group

April 26, 2023

Successful student group, Trash Force, started by physics undergrads and advised by Dr. Jennifer Weinberg-Wolf has been cleaning up campus and gaining popularity! By Rachel Boyd Chapel Hill Trash Force may not the most glamorous club on UNC’s campus, but these … Read more