GE CLAS Core: Natural Sciences

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News and Announcements

Iowa academy inspires next wave of space researchers

Thursday, February 2, 2023
Undergraduate students from across the United States came to campus last July, enticed by the prospect of stewarding a mission to explore Earth or space. The students were the first group to enroll in a new class, called the Edge of Space Academy, offered by Iowa as another marker of its living, breathing legacy in space-based research.

Hoadley Awarded Grant to Study Jet Outflow and Disk Scattering of AA Tau Protostar

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
The Space Telescope Science Institute has awarded Assistant Professor Keri Hoadley $24,799 for a project entitled “Jets and disk scattering - Spatially resolved optical and FUV observations of AA Tau.” The award is for a Hubble Space Telescope program to analyze new far-ultraviolet and optical observations of a protostar hosting a planet-forming disk, analogous to the one formed in our own Solar System.

KCRG-TV: CUWiP Shines a Light on Women in Physics

Monday, January 23, 2023
The University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics Jan. 20-22. The UI conference is sponsored by the American Physical Society (APS) 12 other universities and one laboratory across the United States.

International Day of Women and Girls in STEM

Upcoming Events

Nuclear and Particle Physics Seminar (618 VAN) - Bhavesh Chauhan, Ph.D.; University of Iowa promotional image

Nuclear and Particle Physics Seminar (618 VAN) - Bhavesh Chauhan, Ph.D.; University of Iowa

Monday, February 6, 2023 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Van Allen Hall
Using supernova neutrinos to probe proton strangeness
Operator Theory Seminar (309 VAN) - Speaker TBD promotional image

Operator Theory Seminar (309 VAN) - Speaker TBD

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Topic TBD
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