February 27, 2017
The SSRL, located in the basement of the Physics building, is developing two satellites that will be sent into orbit to map and image oceanic and coastal ecosystems.
The primary scientific goals of these CubeSat missions are to develop and operate the first moderate resolution coastal ecosystem and ocean color CubeSats in Georgia. The AFRL mission, the Mapping and Ocean Color Imager (MOCI) will use an onboard RGB camera to take images from multiple perspectives to create a 3D point cloud of land features. The NASA mission, the SPectral and Ocean Color Satellite (SPOC Sat), will generate hyperspectral moderate resolution imaging products to monitor coastal wetlands status, estuarine water quality, and near-coastal ocean productivity in compliance with some of the NASA's strategic objectives. The designing and building of the hyperspectral imager for SPOC is being done in house and will have 60 bands to acquire image data between 400 and 850 nm. In addition the SPOC mission has been chosen as a candidate of NASA's eight CubeSat Launch Initiative, meaning that SPOC will be launched to the International Space Station for deployment between 2018 and 2020.
January 24, 2017
The American Astronomical Society prize was given to Kyle Walker for his thesis "Molecular Collisional Excitation in Astrophysical Environments and Modeling the Early Universe."
December 23, 2016
Ingram will join a group of fewer than 100 black women who have Ph.D.s in physics in the United States
December 13, 2016
Kun Wang is the first UGA student to receive the prestigious MRS research award.
Kun Wang, a doctoral student in department of physics and astronomy in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia, received a Materials Research Society (MRS) graduate student award for research he presented at the recent 2016 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston.
April 4, 2016
A special lecture in memory of M.M. "Dunc" Duncan by Dr. John Mather, Nobel Prize winner and senior astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
March 24, 2016
The 24 inch telescope on the top of the building has been repaired and the custodians and physical plant personnel have rehabilitated the interior of the dome. Public viewings will resume on March 25, 2016.
The 24 inch telescope on top of the Physics Building is the 3rd largest in the state of Georgia. It has been used for student instruction and public viewings since the late 1950s. However, it had been out of commission for over a year due to problems with the focussing mechanism. The source of the problem was found in January of 2016, as described in an article in the Red and Black, making the telescope useable again.
November 20, 2015
Student's charge exchange calculations were used in model developed by The Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON) that attributes X-rays to more ordinary ion-atom collisions
November 9, 2015
This event is organized by the CSP's Soft Matter Systems Research Group.
On November 14th, 2015, the First Workshop on "Computational Statistical Physics of Condensed Matter Systems" will be held at the Department of Physics and Astronomy. This event is organized by the Soft Matter Systems Research Group, which is part of the Center for Simulational Physics. The workshop will cover various theoretical and computational topics in condensed matter physics such as structural transitions of polymers and spin dynamics, as well as statistical data analysis methods.
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