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The Invisible Chase

January 20, 2021

Neutrinos may be the solution to understanding everything from the Big Bang to the inner workings of the atomic nucleus — and UNC physicist Julieta Gruszko can’t stop chasing them.

Physics students choose their own adventure

April 9, 2020

When the University transitioned to remote learning, physics lab instructors created a digital format where students can still make creative choices, or even mistakes.

Gold’s wobbly nucleus

February 11, 2020

As Earth rotates along its axis, it wobbles a little bit. Nuclear physics researchers have now observed this same type of wobbling in Au187 – a gold isotope that lives for just eight minutes. Fundamental science research like this can lead to major breakthroughs in a range of fields, including medical care.

Graduate student profile: Michele Kelley

August 8, 2019

The Graduate School speaks with physics graduate student Michele Kelley, recipient of a Royster Fellowship and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

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.