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In this 2010 image, members of the KATRIN experiment pose in front of the spectrometer after it was installed at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. (photo by Joachim Wolf/Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

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.

Josh Leonard of the scholarships and student aid office said he rediscovered his passion for making things when he arranged for students to do work-study in BeAM.

Meet the Makers

BeAM@Carolina is a network of makerspaces created by the applied physical sciences department in the College of Arts & Sciences in fall 2016.

How to accomplish almost any goal

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.

How Diamond Holloman finds resilience in Lumberton

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.

Justin Baumann drills a coral core in Belize. (Photo Credit: Hannah Aichelman)

Climate change, human activity lead to nearshore coral growth decline

Declining growth of Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System corals predicts trouble for worldwide reefs.

Incoming Tar Heel will continue training as a “humanitarian warrior”

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

New student wants to uncover the mysteries of the universe

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.