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

Exploring Stellar Processes More Efficiently at LENA

May 9, 2016

The Laboratory for Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics (LENA), located at the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL), is noted internationally for its precision nuclear reaction rate measurements of rare astrophysical processes. These are critical to stellar nucleosynthesis of heavier elements from hydrogen … Continued

Othman, Went Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

March 30, 2016

Two UNC Physics and Astronomy students, Joule Othman and Cora Went, have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for 2016. Joule is a second year graduate student at UNC, concentrating in Nuclear Physics. She completed her undergraduate work … Continued

Kannappan Honored With University Award for the Advancement of Women

March 10, 2016

UNC Physics and Astronomy Professor Sheila Kannappan was among four university leaders who received the University Award for the Advancement of Women for 2016. The award, which was introduced in 2006, recognizes significant accomplishment in mentoring, recruiting, offering professional development … Continued

Engel Awarded DOE Nuclear Physics Grant for UNC-Led Research

January 28, 2016

The Department of Energy recently announced grant awards for three Topical Theory Collaborations, multi-institution research collaborations to address particularly important topics in nuclear physics. “Nuclear Theory for Double-Beta Decay and Fundamental Symmetries (DBD Collaboration),” led by UNC Physics and Astronomy … Continued

UNC Research Receives RCSA Scialog Award

January 22, 2016

The Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) recently announced that six Scialog team awards would be dispersed between thirteen research fellows. The Scialog Time Domain Astrophysics conference in October 2015 included forty-nine Scialog fellows, considered top early career researchers in … Continued