Department of Physics and Astronomy

A&S in the News: September 16-22, 2018

Read local, national, and world news that features faculty, students, and alumni from the College of Arts & Sciences. Most recently, the College is trending in the news for the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, research on Hurricane Florence, a new production by the Department of Theatre and Dance, and more. […]

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UA Professors Help in Discovery of Potential Cosmic Ray Source

From the September 2018 Desktop News | Three UA professors are part of an international team of scientists who found evidence of the source of tiny cosmic particles, known as neutrinos, a discovery that opens the door to using these particles to observe the universe. “We’re beginning to do astronomy using means other than light, combining […]

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With Project, Physics Professor ‘Pushing the Limit of Our Understanding’

From the September 2018 Desktop News | Dr. Wang-Kong Tse, UA assistant professor of physics, was recently awarded a grant from the 2018 Early Career Research Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, one of 84 scientists from across the nation to receive funding. Tse will lead theoretical work in examining van der Waals materials, […]

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A&S in the News: August 12-18, 2018

Read local and national news that features faculty, students, and alumni from the College of Arts & Sciences. Most recently, the College is trending in the news for the Million Dollar Band’s fall camp, research on a the political impact of the alt-right, a telescopic viewing of planets, and more. […]

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UA Astronomer Helps Discover Elusive Black Hole

From the August 2018 Desktop News | An astronomer at UA is part of an international team of researchers who found a mid-sized black hole, a cosmic oddity in observations of the universe. The finding, which demonstrates an effective method to detect this class of black holes, was announced recently in the journal Nature Astronomy. Two types of […]

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A&S in the News: July 8-14, 2018

Read local and national news that features faculty, students, and alumni from the College of Arts & Sciences. Most recently, the College is trending in the news for the Yonder Dance Company, discovery of a massive black hole, the Alabama Blues Project, and more. […]

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A&S in the News: July 1-7, 2018

Read local and national news that features faculty, students, and alumni from the College of Arts & Sciences. Most recently, the College is trending in the news for an exhibit inspired by the recent “Black Panther” film, research on black holes, the Alabama Blues Project, and more. […]

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A&S in the News: June 17-23, 2018

Read local and national news that features faculty, students, and alumni from the College of Arts & Sciences. Most recently, the College is trending in the news for the Miss Alabama pageant, research on immigration and crime, the summer solstice, and more. […]

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A&S in the News: April 1-7, 2018

Here, you will find local and national news that features faculty and students in the College of Arts & Sciences. Most recently, A&S has been in the news for Dance Alabama, Dr. Matthew Therrell’s flood research, and more. […]

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UA Book Helps Solve 87-Year-Old Fossil Mystery

From the March 2018 Desktop News | In the world of paleontology, mysteries abound. Apart from questions about their makers, fossils sometimes create their own mysteries after they are collected. The 2016 University of Alabama Press book, Footprints in Stone: Fossil Traces of Coal-Age Tetrapods, recently helped solve a mystery at the American Museum of Natural History, […]

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