Articles from 2021

Congratulations to Hunter Reaves!

Congratulations to Austin "Hunter" Reaves for successfully defending his Master's thesis today! Hunter will graduate with his Master's in Physics this December.
FIREBALL2 Keri Hoadley

Daily Iowan: Hoadley takes on FIREBall-2 mission

From the Daily Iowan: University of Iowa Assistant Professor Keri Hoadley received a national award to help further pursue her research on FIREBall-2. This will involve the use of a balloon telescope to find and navigate gas emissions.

UI researchers win award to build magnetometers on nanosatellites

Two researchers at the University of Iowa have been awarded $598,563 from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to build constellation ready magnetometers for use on small spacecraft.
Quantum Physics

Physicists describe photons’ characteristics inherent to protecting future quantum computing

In a new study, the researchers describe theoretically how many indistinguishable photons can be sent simultaneously down a fiber-optical cable to establish secure communications, and how rapidly these quantum codes can send information.
FIREBall moon

Hoadley awarded grant for FIREBall-2 mission

Keri Hoadley, assistant professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa, recently won a $99,880 award from the California Institute of Technology to continue her work on the Faint Intergalactic-medium Redshifted Emission Balloon (FIREBall-2) mission.

Heitritter wins award for quantum computing work at Fermilab

The Universities Research Association has awarded $2,000 to UI Visiting Assistant Professor Kenneth Heitritter as part of its Visiting Scholars Program. The award will allow him to work at Fermilab on "Toward applications of quantum computing for string fragmentation in the context of the PYTHIA event generator." Professor Yannick Meurice is the principal investigator on the project.

Physics & Astronomy PhD student receives $4000 fellowship

Congratulations to Physics & Astronomy PhD student, Cecilia Fasano, for winning a competitively-awarded fellowship from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium in the amount of $4000. The fellowship supports Fasano's work in making high performance echelle gratings for UV astronomy.

Congratulations Professor Michael Flatté on new funding from the Department of Energy!

Flatté is a collaborator on the research team that received $1.8 million in new funding for three years from the DOE’s Office of Science. The funding supports researchers who are developing the next generation of quantum smart devices and computer technology.

Congratulations Professor Casey DeRoo on new NASA award

DeRoo earned an award from NASA  entitled “Quantifying the Spectral Resolution of Next-Generation Diffraction Gratings for Ultraviolet Astronomy”

Congratulations to Professor Fred Skiff on a new award from NRL

Skiff earned an award from the Naval Research Laboratory entitled “Measurements of suprathermal electron distributions using whistler wave absorption”