Articles from December 2021

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Webb Telescope Launch

Gazette: Hoadley anticipated JWST launch

Assistant Professor Keri Hoadley anticipated the James Webb Telescope telescope launch on Dec. 25. “It's going to be able to see further and further back in time than Hubble can, to when the first galaxies and maybe even the first stars formed," she said.
Salvatore Quaid

Quaid Receives John and Elsie Mae Ferentz Research Fund Award

Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Physics and Astronomy student Salvatore Quaid been selected to receive a $1,000 award from the John and Elsie Mae Ferentz Research Fund for the fall 2021 semester.

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew McCubbin!

Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Andrew McCubbin for successfully defending his PhD thesis this week! Committee: Professors Greg Howes, Jasper Halekas, Craig Kletzing, Frederick Skiff, and Sarah Vigmostad Thesis Title: A STUDY OF COLLISIONLESS PARTICLE ENERGIZATION IN CURRENT SHEETS: ROLES OF TURBULENCE AND MAGNETIC RECONNECTION
fall 21 grad

Congratulations Fall Graduates!

Friday, December 17, 2021
Several students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy were candidates for degrees at Fall Commencement ceremonies Dec. 17-18. 

Kaaret Quoted in Article About NASA's X-ray Polarimetry Explorer

Prof. Phil Kaaret is quoted in a Science magazine article about NASA's IXPE mission, which could reveal the magnetic engines of stellar remnants and the mechanics of black hole jets by measuring polarized light.