Articles from 2022

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Georg Hospodarsky presents at Kirkwood Center

Hospodarsky Speaks to 7th Graders at Kirkwood Center

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Research Scientist/Engineer George Hospodarsky gave six presentations about space physics to 120 7th graders on Dec. 19 at the Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center in Hiawatha.
2022_12_17 CLAS Commencement

Congratulations Fall 2022 Graduates!

Monday, December 19, 2022
Several students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy were candidates for degrees at Fall Commencement ceremonies Dec. 16-17. 
Ravitej Uppu in lab with students

Uppu Awarded Early Career Scholars Grant

Friday, December 16, 2022
Assistant Professor Ravitej Uppu has been awarded $30,000 from the Office of the Vice President for Research's Early Career Scholars program for a project titled “Pushing the frontiers of spectroscopy with quantum entangled photons.”

Henderson Wins Pierazzo Travel Award

Monday, December 12, 2022
Graduate Student Sarah Henderson has won the highly competitive 2023 Pierazzo International Student Travel Award for a U.S. graduate student going to a planetary-related conference outside of the U.S.
 Prof. Fred Skiff speaking

Skiff Awarded Interdisciplinary Research Grant

Friday, December 2, 2022
Professor Fred Skiff will receive an Interdisciplinary Research Grant (IDRG) from the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies for his project, “Flame Sonification and Flame-based Audio Effect Processing.”

Congratulations to Dr. Joe Sink for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis

Friday, November 18, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Joe Sink for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis November 10! 
Don Gurnett Distinguished Alumni Award

Gurnett Honored With Distinguished Alumni Faculty Award

Thursday, November 17, 2022
The University of Iowa Center for Advancement posthumously honored Professor Donald Gurnett with a Distinguished Alumni Faculty Award at a Homecoming week ceremony on Oct. 28.
Iowa Space Grant Consortium banner

Graduate Students Awarded ISGC Fellowships

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Five Physics and Astronomy graduate students will receive the Iowa Space Grant Consortium's (ISGC) Graduate Fellowship Award.

Payne Accepted to NASA/JPL's  Astrophysics Mission Design School

Thursday, November 10, 2022
Graduate Student Jacob Payne has been accepted to the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Astrophysics Mission Design School. The Science Mission Design Schools are designed to prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers for participation and leadership in space science missions of the future.
Parker Solar Probe artist's concept

Halekas Awarded Grant to Study Solar Wind

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Professor Jasper Halekas has been awarded $128,705 from the University of Minnesota and NASA to analyze data collected from the Parker Solar Probe to study charged particles and electromagnetic fields in the solar wind.