Natural Sciences & Mathematics
KATRIN cuts the mass estimate for the elusive neutrino in half; UNC is part of international collaboration
An international team of scientists has announced a breakthrough in its quest to measure the mass of the neutrino, one of the most abundant, yet elusive, elementary particles in our universe. The KATRIN experiment is based at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany and involves international collaborators including UNC-Chapel Hill.
BeAM@Carolina is a network of makerspaces created by the applied physical sciences department in the College of Arts & Sciences in fall 2016. The 3,500-square-foot BeAM space in Murray Hall is the hub of the network that also includes Kenan Science Library, the Hanes Art Center and Carmichael Residence Hall. Students, faculty and staff can participate in open studios, training … Continued
Paschal Sheeran’s research has found that we successfully achieve our goals only half the time. Here he shares three steps to go from dreaming to doing. We all daydream about our goals — getting that promotion, giving up smoking or spending less time on social media. But research shows that no matter how good our intentions, we only reach our … Continued
Diamond Holloman, a Ph.D. candidate in Carolina’s Environment, Ecology and Energy program, is the first recipient of a post-Florence disaster relief grant from the Carolina Center for Public Service. She is investigating ways that communities of color in Lumberton, North Carolina, experience and recover from natural disaster.
Declining growth of Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System corals predicts trouble for worldwide reefs.
After serving five years in the Navy as a medic, incoming Carolina student Abel Miranda says he’s in the perfect place to continue his training as a “humanitarian warrior.”
Pa Chia Thao arrived at Carolina with two big goals: to find a community of Tar Heels working to advance astronomy, and to support the representation of women and minorities in the scientific field.