DataFest 2018 Winners

May 16, 2018

ASA DataFest 2018 @ Duke took place over the April 6-8, 2018 at Penn Pavillion with participation from over 380 students in 84 teams from nine schools (Duke, UNC, NC State, Wake Forest, Appalachian State University, NC A&T, NCSSM, College of William and Mary, Meredith). This … Continued

UNC Science is Awesome Outreach Day

April 26, 2018

    On the morning of Tuesday, May 15th, the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is hosting the 4th grade classes from three schools in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district … Continued

UNC’S EVRYSCOPE DETECTS A SUPERFLARE

April 9, 2018

    UNC’s Evryscope has detected a superflare that briefly made the tiny star Proxima Centauri (https://arxiv.org/pdf/1804.02001.pdf), the nearest star to our Sun, near100x brighter. Proxima Centauri hosts a likely terrestrial-mass planet in its habitable-zone, but Proxima Centauri’s extreme stellar activity casts doubt … Continued

ANTONACCI SELECTED AS DEAN’S GRADUATE FELLOW

March 6, 2018

Michael Antonacci, Physics and Astronomy Graduate working in Dr. Branca’s lab, has been selected as a Dean’s Graduate Fellow in the College of Art and Science for the Academic Year 2018-2019. Michael distinguished himself as outstanding researcher and teacher. As … Continued

SPEAKING MATH

February 9, 2018

An article by Alyssa Lafaro featuring Prof. Drut’s research was published in UNC’s Endeavors magazine. The article describes the kind of work done by Drut’s group as they develop and apply computational methods to quantum many-body problem. In their work, Drut’s … Continued

MCNEIL LEADS TASK FORCE ON CAREER PREPARATION

December 8, 2017

An article co-authored by Prof. Laurie McNeil of the UNC Physics & Astronomy Department was published in the November 2017 issue of Physics Today.  The article describes the report Phys21: Preparing Physics Students for 21st Century Careers prepared by the … Continued

Eclipse images from Prof. Steven Christensen

August 29, 2017

UNC Physics and Astronomy Adjunct Professor Steven Christensen captured several amazing pictures of the 8/21 solar eclipse from Niota, Tennessee. The area experienced two minutes and thirty-nine seconds of totality. Niota and the surrounding communities in Eastern Tennessee were among … Continued