October 6, 2017
Members of the Center for Simulational Physics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy played major roles at the IX Brazilian Meeting on Simulational Physics
The IX Brazilian Meeting on Simulational Physics included participants from Argentina, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the U.S.A, in addition to multiple Brazilian institutions.
August 9, 2017
Athens is just outside the path of total eclipse, but will see more than 99% of the sun blocked out when the eclipse is at its height.
During the afternoon of Aug. 21, 2017, Athens will see a near-total eclipse of the sun, and the University of Georgia and its UGA Athletic Association are opening up the stadium to the public for eclipse-viewing on that day.
June 7, 2017
Prof. Phillip Stancil Elected Vice Chair of the Laboratory Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society
In the 6-year term, he will be serving 2 as Vice Chair, 2 as Chair, and 2 as Past Chair
Phillip C. Stancil, Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and member of the Center for Simulational Physics, was recently elected Vice Chair of the Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). LAD, founded in 2012, is the newest division of the venerable AAS (established in 1899). The object of LAD is to advance the understanding of the Universe through the promotion of theoretical and experimental research into the underlying physical processes that drive the cosmos. After a 2-year term, the Vice Chair becomes Chair of the division.
June 5, 2017
Sixteen eighth grade females learned about CubeSats, soft circuits, 3D printing, and how to program micro controllers.
The Small Satellite Research Laboratory hosted a Women in Technology Workshop on May, 22 2017 for middle school females from Madison County Middle School with funding from the Office for Service Learning, the Physics & Astronomy Department, Dr. Thomas Mote, and the Franklin Office of Inclusion and Diversity Leadership.
March 29, 2017
Prof. Landau was awarded a "Doctor Honoris Causa" by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
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