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A new way to explore the night sky

November 11, 2021

A group of graduate students led by associate professor Nick Law have spent the past year designing, engineering and developing a prototype for a new telescope system that will allow researchers to explore phenomena that no one has been capable of exploring before.

Graduate students pioneer peer mentorship program

November 10, 2021

Graduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and in the Department of Chemistry pioneered a peer-mentorship initiative, alongside The Graduate School’s professional development program, in order to better serve incoming graduate students.

$3 million grant will expand Skynet telescope network

November 1, 2021

A proposal submitted by an international team, led by professor Dan Reichart in the department of physics and astronomy, has been selected to receive a $3 million grant from the Department of Defense’s National Defense Education Program (NDEP).

An Origin Story

January 16, 2019

Most theoretical physicists don’t see their predictions confirmed in their lifetimes, as it can take centuries to discover the physical phenomena that marks them true. But that hasn’t been the case for UNC’s Laura Mersini-Houghton, who’s seen six of her predictions about the origins of the universe verified in the last decade.