Hermes’ White Dwarf Research Featured by AAS

June 8, 2017

The American Astronomical Society recently featured UNC Physics and Astronomy postdoctoral associate and Hubble Fellow J.J. Hermes‘ research surrounding a newly discovered white dwarf. ┬áDesignated SDSSJ0837+1856, the white dwarf is “unusually massive,” and its uniqueness allows study of the rotation … Continued

Othman Featured in Endeavors

March 9, 2017

Gulden (Joule) Othman, a third-year graduate student in UNC Physics and Astronomy, was recently featured in Endeavors magazine’s ‘Women in Science Wednesdays’ for March 8, 2016. The full interview with the UNC research magazine can be found here. Congratulations, Joule!

Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics 2017

February 1, 2017

Over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday (13-15 January), thirteen UNC physics majors attended the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics at Virginia Tech. This conference was one of ten sponsored by the American Physical Society, held simultaneously all over … Continued

UNC Alumnus Awarded the Pegram Award by the APS

January 22, 2017

The Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society has presented the 2016 Pegram Award to Dr. Kent Price of Morehead State University (Tennessee). Kent received his PhD from UNC (working with Laurie McNeil) in 1998 and is currently an Associate … Continued

UNC Partner Unveils Device Using CNT Technology at RSNA

December 1, 2016

UNC partner Carestream Health unveiled a mobile medical imaging device at the 2016 meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, IL. The annual meeting is the largest radiology conference in the world. Carestream’s device features carbon … Continued

PROMPT image featured as NASA Astronomy Image of the Day

September 29, 2016

An image of the Statue of Liberty Nebula (NGC 3576), taken at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile (CTIO), was featured on September 28, 2016 as NASA’s Astronomy Image of the Day. The featured photo was taken by PROMPT, … Continued

Laura Mersini-Houghton Meets with Albanian Prime Minister

September 20, 2016

UNC Physics and Astronomy Professor Laura Mersini-Houghton sat down over the summer to meet with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama. “It was a great honour and pleasure to meet Laura Mersini, Albanian star of astrophysics, living for years in the … Continued

DOKU:TECH Special Edition Features Prof. Laura Mersini-Houghton

September 1, 2016

Prof. Laura Mersini-Houghton was invited to give a public lecture in Kosova, organized by DOKU.TECH and the Ipko Foundation. The lecture attracted an audience of over 400 people and was followed by 30 minutes of Q&A. More details here.

Introductory Physics Instruction Changes Fully Implemented

August 18, 2016

The UNC-CH Department of Physics & Astronomy has completed a multi-stage transformation (begun in 2004) of our introductory physics instruction, in which we created four new courses to provide students with education in exciting and relevant physics topics using effective, … Continued

Champagne named new TUNL director

July 20, 2016

Art Champagne is the new Director of the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL), which is one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Centers of Excellence. Professor Champagne joined Carolina in 1990. Prior to coming to UNC he was an Assistant … Continued