Tag: Department of Physics and Astronomy


A&S in the News: July 23-29, 2017

Alabama Senate Race In Alabama’s Senate race, lesser knowns Pittman and Brinson confident they can make runoff: Al.com – July 23 The U.S. Senate race on the Republican side has been labeled a three-candidate competition, with former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore out in front, followed by U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks and incumbent Luther Strange. Political observers have their doubts about Pittman and Brinson overcoming the odds. “I have to say that I think it is too late for either Pittman […]

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A&S in the News: July 16-22, 2017

Giyeon Kim Receives Award Kim earns GSA’s 2017 Baltes Foundation Award: Phys.org -July 17 The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) – the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging – has chosen Giyeon Kim, PhD, of The University of Alabama as the 2017 recipient of the Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation Award in Behavioral and Social Gerontology.  This distinguished honor, given annually, recognizes outstanding early career contributions in behavioral and social gerontology. Individuals who have received […]

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UA to Use NSF Funding to Boost STEM Teachers in High Schools

From the July 2017 Desktop News | Researchers at The University of Alabama hope to place as many as 15 STEM teachers in area schools through a $1.95 million grant that will provide tuition assistance, enhanced teacher training, and robust salary supplements. UA was recently awarded a Developing Leaders in Science Teaching grant from the National Science Foundation to recruit college graduates from STEM disciplines to pursue master’s degrees and earn secondary teacher certifications at UA. “When they complete their master’s degrees, […]

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Physicist Named APS Fellow

From the February 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Andreas Piepke, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, was recently elected as a fellow of the American Physical Society for his work in defining the nature of neutrinos, neutral subatomic particles and fundamental constituents of matter. Each year, only 0.5 percent of the 53,000 members of APS, roughly 265 people, can potentially be elected a fellow. “It’s a big honor and a welcome recognition for work done in the field,” Piepke said. […]

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UA Professor Elected Fellow to American Physical Society

Dr. Andreas Piepke, a professor in The University of Alabama’s department of physics and astronomy, was recently elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society for his work in defining the nature of neutrinos, neutral subatomic particles and fundamental constituents of matter. Each year, only 0.5 percent of the 53,000 members of APS, roughly 265 people, can potentially be elected a Fellow. “It’s a big honor and a welcome recognition for work done in the field,” Piepke said. To […]

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New Thought on Black Holes

From the January 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Matthias Kaminski, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy recently teamed up with Nobel laureate Gerard’t Hooft and a group of other international theoretical physicists at the biennial Schwarzschild conference in Frankfurt, Germany, to discuss the mysteries of black holes. “Although astrophysicists have found convincing evidence of the existence of black holes, some other bizarre properties remain behind our experimental grasp,” said professor Bill Keel, a UA professor in the Department […]

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A&S in the News – Nov. 12–18

University of Alabama students to present dance show Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 12 The University of Alabama department of theater and dance will present a show next week featuring more than 20 student-choreographed works. “Dance Alabama!” is scheduled to run at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15-17 and at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the auditorium at Morgan Hall. Tickets are $14 for UA students, $17 for seniors and UA employees, and $20 for adults. Tickets are available in Rowand-Johnson Hall at […]

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A&S in the News – October 7-13

Fresh take jazzes up venerable Shakespeare play Tuscaloosa News – Oct. 8 Performances of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” are always games of expectation: What fresh take on “To be or not to be” can possibly exist under the sun? Seth Panitch’s production of “Hamlet” at the University of Alabama this week does not disappoint on this score. Setting the play in the 1950s of Greenwich Village, Panitch pits Hamlet’s tortured soliloquies against the stylings of original songs by Tuscaloosa musician Nick […]

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A&S in the News – September 2-September 8

Night Sky Viewing At UA Tuscaloosa News – Sept. 7 Members of the public enjoy a free view of the Moon and Saturn through the telescope in Gallalee Hall on the campus of the University of Alabama Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Where Did Trump Come From? Reason – Sept. 8 As George Hawley, a political scientist at the University of Alabama, points out in considerable detail, the post-World War II conservative movement has never been a monolithic bloc. Many of […]

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A&S in the News – August 19-25

UA professor receives grant to develop flood prediction system CBS 42 (Birmingham) – Aug. 25 One University of Alabama geography professor is keeping a close eye on the historic flooding in Baton Rouge. Dr. Sagy Cohen specializes in Global Hydrology. His research unit has recently received a grant to develop a flood inundation map using remote satellite images. This grant will allow him to develop a new flood prediction system that can alert people sooner and give them crucial time […]

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