Department of Physics and Astronomy

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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Solving Galactic Mysteries a Few Minutes at a Time

  From the February 2018 Desktop News | A project led by an astronomer at The University of Alabama will use 12-25 minute gaps in the regular imaging schedule of the Hubble Space Telescope to get a better look at oddities found in the sky. Dr. William C. Keel, a professor in the Department of Physics and […]

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UA to Host Regional Science Olympiad

Tuscaloosa, Ala.—More than 600 students are expected to participate in the 2018 Regional Science Olympiad competition at The University of Alabama Saturday, Feb. 24, beginning at 8 a.m. Science Olympiad is an international non-profit organization founded in 1982 that promotes teamwork in disciplines of life science, earth and space science, physical science, chemistry, technology and […]

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A&S in the News: January 28-February 3, 2018

Mass Shootings America’s mass shooting epidemic: WDIV-NBC (Detroit, Michigan) – Jan. 28 On average, there’s a mass shooting almost every day here in the U.S. The statistics prompted folk at The University of Alabama to take an in depth look at the epidemic. 2017 was the deadliest year ever in modern history for mass shootings in […]

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UA Scientist Helps Show How Earth Stops Tiny Particles in Their Tracks

From the January 2018 Desktop News | An international group of researchers, including several from The University of Alabama, measured the interaction between tiny particles, called neutrinos, that travel the cosmos and Earth. The findings, which carry implications for our understanding of physics and Earth’s core, were published in the journal Nature. Neutrinos are abundant subatomic particles […]

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A&S in the News: November 19-25, 2017

August: Osage County Theater Review: Cast, crew generate hilarity, hysteria: Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 19 Dianne Teague. Dianne Teague. Dianne Teague. If saying her name three times would magically make her appear in every show from here on out, consider that an incantation. It’s tempting to review “August: Osage County,” the searing production of Tracy Letts’ […]

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