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Two new faculty members!

July 12, 2022

Two new faculty members are joining UNC Physics and Astronomy: Wei Zhang and Carl Rodriguez. Welcome!   Wei Zhang received his B.S. in Physics from Peking University, China (2008) and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Washington … Read more

Watch our students making a transistor in the clean-room!

July 7, 2022

Watch our student making a transistor in the clean room here! In our teaching laboratories, physics students are able to use UNC state of the art microfabrication equipment to pursue their individual research projects. They learn to manage time and … Read more

Congratulations to Beverly Loftin: Manager of the Year!

May 26, 2022

Beverly received the Manager of the Year award, presented by the University Managers Association (UMA). The award is presented at the UMA’s annual meeting. The Manager of the Year Award is sponsored by the UMA and is based on University … Read more

Astronomers find hidden trove of massive black holes 

May 24, 2022

Newfound black holes in dwarf galaxies shed light on the origin of our galaxy’s supermassive black hole.    Adapted from EurekAlert news release posted 5/24/2022. Hiding in plain sight A team led by astronomers in the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of … Read more

Congratulations Phi Beta Kappa inductees!

May 12, 2022

Congratulations to our Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Phi Beta Kappa inductees: Max Kremer, Giovani Leone, Boyuan Li, Weston Murdock, Jeshurun Luke, Ravi Pitelka, Megan Pramojaney, and Nick Walton! Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary … Read more

2002 UNC Physics graduate earns NSF Early CAREER Award

April 12, 2022

A former Tar Heel was recently awarded an NSF Early CAREER Faculty Award, which is a prestigious grant recognizing faculty members’ leadership in research and education. Johannes Pollanen is a 2002 graduate of the UNC Department of Physics and Astronomy. … Read more

Stardust from Stellar Explosions

April 5, 2022

Presolar stardust grains found in primitive meteorites are believed to retain the isotopic composition of stellar outflows at the time of grain condensation. Therefore, laboratory measurements of their isotopic ratios represent sensitive probes for investigating open questions related to stellar … Read more