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  • December 13, 2016

    Doctoral student wins Materials Research Society Silver Award

    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

    The History of the Universe from the beginning to the end: where did we come from, where can we go?

    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

    Observatory Repaired

    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

    Physics Undergrad's Calculations Used To Explain X-ray Origins Previously Attributed to Dark Matter

    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

    First Workshop on "Computational Statistical Physics of Condensed Matter Systems" Nov. 14th, 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.


  • August 19, 2015

    Astronomers, UGA Professor Inseok Song Discover Jupiter-Like Exoplanet

    Young Planet 51 Eridani b is located 97 Light-Years Away

    A team of astronomers that includes University of Georgia professor Inseok Song has discovered a Jupiter-like planet within a young star system that could serve as a decoder ring for understanding how planets formed around the sun.


  • August 17, 2015

    Professor M. Howard Lee nominated for 2010 Nobel Prize

    The Nobel physics committee officially invited a prominent international physicist to submit proposals for the award of the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2010; he has nominated Professor Lee for his invention of a rigorous technique known as the recurrence relations method and its application to the theory of the ergodic hypothesis.


  • July 29, 2014

    Using Nanotechnology to Improve Treatment for Stroke Victims

    Enhanced stroke treatment uses magnetically controlled nanomotors to transport a clot-busting drug to blockages

    UGA Researchers including Physics Professor Yiping Zhao have developed a new technique to enhance stroke treatment using magnetically controlled nanomotors to transport a clot-busting drug to blockages in blood vessles.


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