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Supercomputers give scientists key insight into the lifetime of neutrons

May 30, 2018

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.

Carolina outreach event empowers young scientists

May 15, 2018

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.

Speaking Math

January 16, 2018

Imagine spending an entire lifetime reading one sentence — that’s the kind of problem Joaquín Drut faces every day. The UNC physicist works with numbers too large to compute in an effort to better understand the way our universe works.