Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Using the largest supercomputers in the country, scientists have reached a milestone decades in the making. The team, which includes a researcher from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has calculated the axial coupling of the neutron, an important process in nuclear physics that governs nuclear beta decay.
While receiving the 2018 UNC-Chapel Hill Inventor of the Year award, Mark Schoenfisch, professor of chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences, discussed his decades-long research of the molecule nitric oxide. Schoenfisch has a record of bringing his research to market, where it has the potential to improve the lives of patients through medical devices, pharmaceutics and drug development.
North Carolina’s marshes continue to fragment every day. Shelby Ziegler attempts to rebuild them by gathering data from the healthy wetlands that remain — a feat she often tackles in the middle of the night.
The UNC department of physics and astronomy hosted 4th-grade classes from three schools in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district for Science is Awesome Outreach Day on May 15.
In the last 50 years, botanists have discovered more than 500 new species of plants across the Southeast. But it takes decades to actually study and record their existence — a feat that the UNC Herbarium has been tackling since its inception in 1908.
After visiting the Galápagos Islands for a research project over winter break, senior Haley Moser hopes to pursue a career in community-centered research after graduating from Carolina this May.
New research from UNC-Chapel Hill and collaborators found that most marine life in marine protected areas will not be able to tolerate warming ocean temperatures caused by greenhouse gas emissions.